(2384) Schulhof

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1943 EC1. Discovered 1943 Mar. 2 by M. Laugier at Nice.

Named in memory of Leopold Schulhof (1847–1921), Hungarian-born astronomer who spent most of his working life in Paris, although he discovered (147) Protogeneia while a student in Vienna. His extensive computations on the orbits of comets and minor planets frequently involved the interplay of perturbations and determinacy, and he contributed much toward the recovery of lost objects. His very detailed study of the comet now known as P/Crommelin is acknowledged as that object comes now again to perihelion. (M 8541)

Name proposed by B. G. Marsden, who found the identifications involving this planet.

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