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(1897) Hind

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1971 UE1. Discovered 1971 Oct. 26 by L. Kohoutek at Bergedorf.

Named in honor of John Russell Hind (1823–1895), discoverer of (7) Iris, (8) Flora and eight other minor planets. Hind worked for many years at George Bishop’s Observatory near London and served also as superintendent of the British Nautical Almanac Office from 1853 to 1891. (M 3827)

Name suggested by B. G. Marsden.

Hind is also honored by a lunar crater.

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