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(2633) Bishop

Reference work entry

1981 WR1. Discovered 1981 Nov. 24 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named for George Bishop (1785–1861), from whose observatory in Regents Park, London, eleven minor planets were discovered. The proprietor of a wine-making business, Bishop served as president of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1857 and 1858. (M 9768) Citation prepared by B. Hetherington

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