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(4233) Pal’chikov

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1977 RO7. Discovered 1977 Sept. 11 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in memory of Nikolaj Borisovich Pal’chikov (1913–1937), a student in the astronomy department at Leningrad University. He wanted to specialize in celestial mechanics and was invited by M. Subbotin {see planet  (1692)} to pursue post-graduate studies. Along with other Leningrad astronomers, Nikolaj was killed during one of Stalin’s purges. (M 23351)

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