(2183) Neufang

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1959 OB. Discovered 1959 July 26 by C. Hoffmeister at Bloemfontein.

Named for a village in Thuringia where the discoverer lived and worked for many decades. The village is in the vicinity of the Sonneberg {see planet  (1039)} Observatory, which was established by the discoverer, and it is the current staff members of that Observatory who have proposed the name for this minor planet. (M 18135)

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