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(1794) Finsen

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1970 GA. Discovered 1970 Apr. 7 by J. A. Bruwer at Hartbeespoort.

Named in honor of W. S. Finsen {1905–1979}, Director of the Republic Observatory from 1957 to 1965. He has contributed immensely to the discovery and observation of double stars both micrometrically and by means of the eyepiece interferometer he invented. (M 3297)

Obituaries published in Circ. Inf., No. 79 (1979); Sky Telesc., Vol. 58, p. 137 (1979).

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