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(2439) Ulugbek

Reference work entry

1977 QX2. Discovered 1977 Aug. 21 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named for the celebrated Uzbek astronomer and mathematician Ulugbek (Ulugh Beg) Mukhammed Taragaj (1394–1449). (M 7784)

Ulugh Beg is also honored by a lunar crater.

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