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1971 UP1. Discovered 1971 Oct. 26 by L. Kohoutek at Bergedorf.
Named in honor of Tadeas Hajek (Hagecius, 1525–1600), Czech humanist astronomer regarded today as one of the founders of modern stellar and cometary astronomy. Known especially for his studies on the great comet of 1577 and on the supernova of 1572. He also worked in other scientific fields, notably medicine and botany. (M 4358)