(3868) Mendoza

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4575 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Eugenio E. Mendoza V. (1928– ) on the occasion of his 65th birthday. After obtaining his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, he undertook a postdoctoral position at the University of Cambridge. Mendoza taught astronomy at several universities in Mexico, and he is an expert on photometry and spectroscopy. (M 22499)

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