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(3294) Carlvesely

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6563 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Carl Vesely, high-school teacher and research assistant at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory who published lightcurves of asteroids. He also assisted G. Van Biesbroeck {see planet  (1781)} in his comet observations and participated extensively in the completion of Van Biesbroeck’s work for publication after the latter’s death in 1974. (M 11161)

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