(2863) Ben Mayer

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1981 QG2. Discovered 1981 Aug. 30 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of the Californian amateur astronomer Ben Mayer, who has conceived, developed and coordinated the PROBLICOM Sky Survey for novae. This project was inspired following his accidental observations of the rise of Nova Cygni 1975. (M 8065)

Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by P. L. Dombrowski.

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