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(2875) Lagerkvist

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1983 CL. Discovered 1983 Feb. 11 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist, planetary astronomer at the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory, well known for his observational work on shapes and spin properties of minor planets, particularly small ones. His research has also provided extensive astrometric data and has led to the numbering of six of his discoveries as of July 1984. An inspiring teacher with a great ability to stimulate the interest and research activity of young students, Lagerkvist has made important contributions to the popularization of astronomy in Sweden in recent years. (M 9081)

Citation prepared by H. Rickman.

Lagerkvist is discoverer of 29 numbered planets as of 1996.

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