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1938 CK. Discovered 1938 Feb. 7 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Richard M. West, astronomer at the European Southern Observatory, well known as the discoverer of a bright comet, and active as an observer and discoverer of minor planets. (M 4359)

West served as general secretary of the International Astronomical Union from 1982 to 1985, and as president of IAU Commission 20 from 1988 to 1991.

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