(2509) Chukotka

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1977 NG. Discovered 1977 July 14 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named for a National Area of the {former} R.S.F.S.R., situated in the northeastern part of the U.S.S.R. The discoverer participated in an expedition there to observe the 1972 total solar eclipse. (M 7472)

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