(3184) Raab

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1949 QC. Discovered 1949 Aug. 22 by E. L. Johnson at Johannesburg.

Named in honor of Herbert Raab (1969– ), author of the widely-used and acclaimed Astrometrica software package. Astrometrica has enabled many amateur astronomers to participate in their own astrometric programs on comets and minor planets. Raab is a software developer and is also president of the Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft {see planet  (7491)}, the oldest amateur association in Austria. (M 27124)

Name proposed by B. G. Marsden and G. V. Williams.

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