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(1689) Floris-Jan

Reference work entry

1930 SO. Discovered 1930 Sept. 16 by H. van Gent at Johannesburg. Independently discovered 1930 Sept. 21 by E. F. Skvortsov at Simeis.

This planet is named after Floris-Jan van der Meulen, the 5000th visitor to a 14-day astronomical exhibition at the Leiden Observatory. (M 3470)

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