(1777) Gehrels

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4007 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Tom Gehrels {1925– }, staff member of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at Tucson. Dr. Gehrels is well known for his photometric and polarimetric observations of minor planets and the Moon. (M 3185)

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