(2406) Orelskaya

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1966 QG. Discovered 1966 Aug. 20 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Varvara Ivanovna Orel’skaya, a member of the staff of the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy from 1937 to 1982, well-known for her work on determining the equator-equinox correction using observations of minor planets. Her plan, supported by IAU Commission 20, of observations of 20 selected planets during 1974–1990 is continuing. (M 7618)

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