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(2691) Sersic

Reference work entry

1974 KB. Discovered 1974 May 18 at the Felix Aguilar Observatory at El Leoncito.

Named in honor of José Luis Sersic {1933–1993}, well known for his work in extragalactic astronomy and on supernovae. He has served as director of the Córdoba Observatory and is currently head of the section for extragalactic studies. With Jorge Sahade {see planet  2605)} he was responsible for establishing IAFE, the Argentinian Institute for Astronomy and Physics of Space, and he played an important role in the establishment of the El Leoncito {see planet  (2311)} Station. (M 14207)

Obituary published in Q.J.R. Astron. Soc., Vol. 36, No. 1, p. 79 (1995).

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