(2721) Vsekhsvyatskij

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1973 SP2. Discovered 1973 Sept. 22 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Sergej Konstantinovich Vsekhsvyatskij {1905–1984}, professor at Kiev University, a prominent researcher on comets, the Sun and solar activity. (M 7785)

Obituaries published in Ríše hvězd, Vol. 66, No. 5, p. 88 (1985); Zemlya Vselennaya, No. 2, p. 60–63 (1985); Vesmír, Vol. 64, No. 9, p. 538 (1985). — This planet and the following ones are named on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the All-Union Astronomical Geodetical Organization. The initial letters of the four names spell out the Russian abbreviation VAGO (Vsesoyuznoe Astronomo-Geodezicheskoe Obshchestvo) for this body.

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