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1981 WY. Discovered 1981 Nov. 24 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.
Named in honor of Rob McNaught, who has been in charge of the University of Aston’s satellite-tracking camera at Herstmonceux and more recently at Siding Spring. In his spare time he successfully conducts patrols for novae, identifies images of prenovae and unusual variable stars on survey plates, measures their positions, makes astrometric observations of comets and minor planets and photometric observations of comets and novae, carries out extensive observational and computational work on meteors, as well as on occultations by minor planets. (M 12457)
Named by the discoverer, following a suggestion by D. A. J. Seargent.