(3446) Combes

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1942 EB. Discovered 1942 Mar. 12 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of the French amateur astronomer Michel-Alain Combes (1942– ), who for many years has been interested in minor planets, especially the near-earth asteroids and their discovery circumstances. He writes a regular column about minor planets in the French periodical L’Astronomie, and he contributed to the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names by L. D. Schmadel {see planet  (2234)}, who found the identification involving this planet and who proposed the name. (M 21130)

Citation prepared by J. Meeus.

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