(1639) Bower

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1951 RB. Discovered 1951 Sept. 12 by S. Arend at Uccle.

Named in honor of Ernest Clare Bower who worked intensively on the Laplacian method of orbit computation and the preliminary orbit of Pluto at the Students Observatory, Berkeley. He proposed the system of provisional designations which has been in use since 1925. (M 3932)

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