(3123) Dunham

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1981 QF2. Discovered 1981 Aug. 30 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of David W. Dunham, American astronomer and organizer of the International Occultation Timing Association. Dunham has played a cardinal role in collecting and analyzing occultation observations, particularly those involving asteroids and grazing occultations by the Moon. In addition, he has stimulated many observers to make accurate and useful timings of occultation phenomena. (M 10847)

Name proposed by the discoverer following suggestions by E. Goffin and P. L. Dombrowski.

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