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(1751) Herget

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1955 OC. Discovered 1955 July 27 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in honor of Paul Herget {1908–1981}, Director of the Cincinnati Observatory and distinguished service professor in the University of Cincinnati. He was founder of the Minor Planet Center in 1947, and a pioneer in the application of high speed computers to astronomical problems and one of the most skilled practitioners of this art at the present time. He was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and past president of Commission 20 of the International Astronomical Union. (M 3143)

Proposed by F. K. Edmondson and approved by acclamation at the meeting of Comm. 20, University of Sussex, England, 1970 August 26.

Obituaries published in MPC 6221 (1981); Sky Telesc., Vol. 62, p. 531 (1981); Phys. Today, Vol. 35, No. 1, p. 86–87 (1982).

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