(3125) Hay

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1982 BJ1. Discovered 1982 Jan. 24 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named for William Thompson Hay (1888–1949), British music-hall comedian and film star of the 1930s and early 1940s. Will Hay was an accomplished planetary observer who in 1933 discovered a famous white spot on Saturn. (M 10847)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by B. Hetherington.

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