(2742) Gibson

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1981 JG3. Discovered 1981 May 6 by C. S. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named in honor of James B. Gibson, discoverer of the Amor object (1943) Anteros, one of the most accessible known neighbors of the Earth. His painstaking follow-up observations of periodic comets and newly-discovered minor planets and his search for lost objects have been conducted in California and Argentina during much of the past quarter of a century. (M 7621)

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