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(2136) Jugta

Reference work entry

1933 OC. Discovered 1933 July 24 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of J. U. Gunter {1911–1994} and his publication Tonight’s Asteroids. This publication has been extraordinary successful at interesting the general public in minor planets and has inspired countless amateur and several professional astronomers to study these objects. (M 5284)

Name proposed by E. Fogelin; endorsed by C. M. Bard-well, D. W. E. Green and B. G. Marsden.

Obituary published in Minor Planet Bull., Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 1 (1995).

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