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(3091) van den Heuvel

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6081 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of E. P. J. van den Heuvel, professor of astronomy at the Municipal University of Amsterdam, well known for his studies on the structure and evolution of neutron stars. The name also honors Julia Edith van den Heuvel, niece of the astronomer, for her lively interest in astronomy. (M 11159)

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