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(2871) Schober

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1981 QC2. Discovered 1981 Aug. 30 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Hans Josef Schober {1944– }, astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Graz {see planet  (2806)}. Most of his research has been devoted to photoelectric photometry of minor planets, where he made a major contribution to the study of lightcurves and rotation periods. He is known especially for discoveries of very slow-spinning minor planets and for studies of minor planets with complex lightcurve features. (M 9769)

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