(2618) Coonabarabran

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1979 MX2. Discovered 1979 June 25 by E. F. Helin and S. J. Bus at Siding Spring.

Named for this typical country town situated at the base of the beautiful Warrumbungle mountain range in New South Wales. The town is home for many of the astronomers and staff who work at the Siding Spring {see planet  (2343)} Observatory. (M 7473)

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