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(2278) Götz

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1953 GE. Discovered 1953 Apr. 7 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in memory of Paul Götz, first assistant of Max Wolf {see planets (827) and (1217)} at the Heidelberg-Königstuhl Observatory during 1903–1905. Götz was a skillful and diligent observer with the Bruce telescope and the 0.15-m astrograph. He discovered 20 minor planets. (M 18447)

Name proposed and citation prepared by G. Klare and L. D. Schmadel.

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(2003). (2278) Götz. In: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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