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(1780) Kippes

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A906 RA. Discovered 1906 Sept. 12 by A. Kopff at Heidelberg.

This name is bestowed by the Minor Planet Center in honor of Pastor Otto Kippes {1905–1994}, an instructor in religion in the Parochial School of Reckendorf, Germany. He is a diligent and meticulous worker, and an amateur astronomer in the finest sense, who established hundreds of identifications of minor planets in widely separated oppositions. (M 3508)

See also the Scylla story in Sky Telesc., Vol. 40, No. 6, p. 361–362 (1970).

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