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(1726) Hoffmeister

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1933 OE. Discovered 1933 July 24 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in memory of Cuno Hoffmeister (1892–1968), founder and later director of the Sonneberg {see planet (1039)} Observatory. Best known as a prolific discoverer and observer of variable stars, he also did extensive work on meteors and discovered a comet and several minor planets. (M 3933)

Hoffmeister is also honored by minor planet (4183) and by a lunar crater. Obituaries published in Irish Astron J., Vol. 9, p. 169 (1969); IAU Colloq. No. 15, p. 315–316 (1972).

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(2003). (1726) Hoffmeister. In: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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