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(3937) Bretagnon

Reference work entry

1932 EO. Discovered 1932 Mar. 14 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Pierre Bretagnon, astronomer at the Bureau des Longitudes. He is the author of a modern, high-precision analytical theory for the motion of the planets from Mercury to Neptune, called ‘VSOP’. (M 22500)

Name proposed by J. Meeus, endorsed by G. Klare and L. D. Schmadel.

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