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(2603) Taylor

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1982 BW1. Discovered 1982 Jan. 30 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Gordon E. Taylor, astronomer at the Nautical Almanac Office, Royal Greenwich Observatory. Taylor has been director of the Computing Section of the British Astronomical Association since 1974. His research has centered on the prediction of occultations of stars by solar system objects, and in recent years he has been instrumental in the successful determination of several asteroid sizes by the occultation method. (M 7157)

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