(2023) Asaph

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1952 SA. Discovered 1952 Sept. 16 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in memory of Asaph Hall (1829–1907), discoverer of Phobos and Deimos, the satellites of Mars. (M 4238)

This minor planet was named at a special meeting held at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington on 1977 Aug. 11, the one-hundredth anniversary of the discovery of Deimos.

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