(2200) Pasadena

Reference work entry

6090 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named for a suburb of Los Angeles, California. Prominent astronomical institutions in Pasadena are the California Institute of Technology (which operates Palomar Observatory), the Mount Wilson Observatory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (M 5524)

Name proposed by E. Bowell.

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