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(2639) Planman

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1940 GN. Discovered 1940 Apr. 9 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named for Anders Planman (1724–1803), an astronomer and from 1763 professor of physics at the Academia Aboensis. A participant in the international program to determine the astronomical unit, he made careful observations in Kajaani {see planet  (1519)} of the 1761 and 1769 transits of Venus. (M 7947)

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