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(3327) Campins

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1985 PW. Discovered 1985 Aug. 14 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Humberto Campins, research scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson. Well known for his work on the properties of cometary comae, Campins has helped establish pioneering techniques to measure the physical properties of cometary nuclei using simultaneous infrared and visual observations. He has also undertaken infrared searches for intramercurial bodies. (M 12458)

Citation written by R. P. Binzel at the request of the discoverer.

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