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(2323) Zverev

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1976 SF2. Discovered 1976 Sept. 24 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Mitrofan Stepanovich Zverev {1903–1991}, specialist in fundamental astrometry, initiator of the international program to compile the Catalogue of Faint Stars (KSZ). This Pulkovo astrometrist organized expeditions in the 1960s for the observation of stars in the southern hemisphere. He is also popular as a fine pianist. (M 7783)

Obituary published in Zemlya Vselennaya, No. 4, p. 44–45 (1992).

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