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(2568) Maksutov

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1980 GH. Discovered 1980 Apr. 13 by Z. Vávrová at Kleť.

Named in memory of Dmitrij Dmitrievich Maksutov (1896–1964), inventor of catadioptric meniscus optical systems. The observations of minor planets at the Kleť Observatory are made with a telescope of Maksutov design. (M 7619)

Maksutov is also honored by a lunar crater.

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