(2732) Witt

Reference work entry

1926 FG. Discovered 1926 Mar. 19 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named in memory of Gustav Witt (1866–1946), astronomer at the Berlin Observatory, discoverer of (433) Eros. (M 8153)

Following a suggestion by M. Gressmann, of Falkensee, the city to which Witt moved in 1943 and in which he died, this planet was named by B. G. Marsden, who found the identifications involving it.

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