(2619) Skalnaté Pleso

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1979 MZ3. Discovered 1979 June 25 by E. F. Helin and S. J. Bus at Siding Spring.

Named for the observatory in the Tatra mountains of Slovakia {see planet  (1807)}. A remarkably successful program of visual comet hunting was conducted there, beginning in 1946, and the observatory is also noted for an excellent series of star charts. (M 7473)

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