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(1694) Kaiser

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1934 SB. Discovered 1934 Sept. 29 by H. van Gent at Johannesburg.

Named in honor of the late Prof. Frederick Kaiser {1808–1872}, who was Director of the Leiden Observatory from 1837–1872. He is the founder of the new Leiden Observatory and stimulated Dutch astronomical research. (M 2883)

Due to an oversight, the name of Kapteyn was assigned to this planet in MPC 2822, when it had already been assigned to (818). Kaiser is also honored by craters on Mars and the Moon.

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