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(3171) Wangshouguan

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1979 WO. Discovered 1979 Nov. 19 at the Purple Mountain Observatory at Nanking.

Named in honor of Wang Shouguan, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and an unfailing friend of the discoverers. Wang has contributed to the development of modern Chinese astronomy and has served as chief editor of Acta Astrophysica Sinica since its inception. He is also an honorary president of the Chinese Astronomical Society and honorary director of Beijing Observatory. (M 21607)

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