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(1832) Mrkos

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1969 PC. Discovered 1969 Aug. 11 by L. I. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Antonin Mrkos {1918–1996}, Director of the Kleť Observatory in Czechoslovakia, well known for his contributions to cometary astronomy. {He was the founder and for many years head of Kleť Observatory who initiated the Kleť minor planet survey, the first one in Czechoslovakia.} (M 3825; N. S. Chernykh)

Name proposed by L. Chernykh.

Obituaries published in Heavens, Vol. 77, p. 272–273 (1996); Int. Comet Q., Vol. 18, No. 4, p. 182–183 (1996).

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