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(3467) Bernheim

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1981 SF2. Discovered 1981 Sept. 26 by N. G. Thomas at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Robert Burnham Jr. {1931–1993}, past staff member of the Lowell Observatory during the Lowell Proper Motion Survey, discoverer or co-discoverer of six comets, and author of the Celestial Handbook, a 2,000-page ‘wunderwerk’ of the universe beyond the solar system. Bernheim is the ancestral Bohemian name of the Burnham family. (M 12017)

Obituaries published in Heavens, Vol. 79, No. 3, p. 12–13 (1998); J. R. Astron. Soc. Can., Vol. 92, No. 1, p. 18–19 (1998); Int. Comet Q., Vol. 19, No. 4, p. 221 (1997).

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