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(3031) Houston

Reference work entry

1984 CX. Discovered 1984 Feb. 8 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Walter Scott Houston, American amateur astronomer well known for his column “Deep Sky Wonders” in the magazine Sky and Telescope. Houston has specialized in the visual study of deep-sky objects and has guided countless amateurs to view and marvel at the varied objects within the grasp of small telescopes. (M 10845)

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

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