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(2615) Saito

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1951 RJ. Discovered 1951 Sept. 4 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Keiji Saito, astrophysicist at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory during 1961–1985 who has studied the physics of comets and meteors. While still a college student, he was an independent discoverer of the nova T CrB at its 1946 recurrence and has inspired many amateur astronomers in Japan. (M 11748)

Name proposed by H. Oishi, who made the key identification involving this planet.

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