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(3500) Kobayashi

Reference work entry

A919 SD. Discovered 1919 Sept. 18 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Takao Kobayashi, an active computer of cometary orbits and identifier of minor planets. He is also a vice-director of the Computing Section of Oriental Astronomical Association and is currently collecting and verifying almost all the observations of minor planets made by Japanese amateur astronomers. (M 12972)

Name proposed by S. Nakano, who found the identifications involving this planet.

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