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(1851) Lacroute

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1950 VA. Discovered 1950 Nov. 9 by L. Boyer at Algiers.

Named in honor of Pierre Lacroute {1906–1993}, well-known French astrometrist who made an independent reduction of the AGK3 using a plate-overlapping technique. As director of the Strasbourg Observatory he was instrumental in the establishment of the Stellar Data Center there, and he served as president of IAU Commission 24 during 1973–1976. (M 4419)

Obituaries published in Bull. Am. Astron. Soc., Vol. 25, No. 4, p. 1498 (1993); Astronomie, Vol. 107, p. 128–129 (1993).

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