(2687) Tortali

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1982 HG. Discovered 1982 Apr. 18 by M. Watt at Anderson Mesa.

Named for the spirit of daytime and the Sun in the mythology of the Melanesians of the New Hebrides Islands, which recognizes no gods. He was the rival of Ul {see planet  (3271)}, spirit of nighttime and the Moon. (M 22496)

Named by the Minor Planet Names Committee following a suggestion by F. Pilcher.

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