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(1990) Pilcher

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1956 EE. Discovered 1956 Mar. 9 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Frederick Pilcher, associate professor of physics at Illinois College, Jacksonville, who has done much to promote interest in minor planets among amateur astronomers. He has himself made visual observations of almost 1100 different minor planets, an all-time record. (M 6833)

Name proposed by J. U. Gunter and J. Meeus, endorsed by C. M. Bardwell and B. G. Marsden.

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