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(1666) van Gent

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1930 OG. Discovered 1930 July 22 by H. van Gent at Johannesburg.

This planet is named in honor of the late Dr. H. van Gent {1900–1947}, who was a Leiden observer in South Africa from 1928 to 1946, during which time he discovered many new minor planets. (M 2740) Van Gent is also honored by a lunar crater.

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