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(1704) Wachmann

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A924 EE. Discovered 1924 Mar. 7 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Arno Arthur Wachmann {1902–1990}, an astronomer at Hamburg-Bergedorf since 1927. He discovered and observed several minor planets, and together with Schwassmann, found four comets. He is well-known for his work on stellar spectroscopy and especially on variable and binary stars. (M 3933)

Obituary published in Mitt. Astron. Ges., Nr. 74, p. 5–6 (1991).

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