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(4615) Zinner

Reference work entry

A923 RH. Discovered 1923 Sept. 13 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in memory of Ernst Zinner (1886–1970), assistant astronomer (1910–1914) and director (1926–1953) of the Remeis-Sternwarte, Bamberg. In addition to his observational work on variable stars, Zinner was the first professor of astronomy to investigate the history of astronomy in the Middle Ages quantitatively. Giacobini’s {see planet  (1756)} comet 1900 I was rediscovered by Zinner in October 1913 and is now known as P/Giacobini-Zinner, parent of the Draconid meteors. (M 22502)

Name proposed by G. Klare and L. D. Schmadel, citation prepared by R. Knigge.

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