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(3275) Oberndorfer

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1982 HE1. Discovered 1982 Apr. 25 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Hans Oberndorfer, director of the Bavarian Public Observatory, which he founded in Munich in 1947. He has contributed greatly to the development of German amateur astronomy and is well known for his publications on telescope construction and for his articles in the periodical Sterne und Weltraum. (M 12016)

Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion of L. D. Schmadel, H. Schwaiger and J. Stromeyer, the last of whom prepared the citation.

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