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(1847) Stobbe

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A916 CA. Discovered 1916 Feb. 1 by H. Thiele at Bergedorf.

Named in honor of Joachim Otto Stobbe (1900–1943), astronomer at the Hamburg-Bergedorf Observatory during 1925–1927 who observed comets and minor planets. As chief assistant at the Berlin-Babelsberg Observatory he later did an extensive study of the light curve of (433) Eros. From 1941 until his death he was director of the Poznan Observatory. (M 4236)

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