(5044) Shestaka

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1977 QH4. Discovered 1977 Aug. 18 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in memory of Ivan Sofronovich Shestaka (1937–1994), senior scientist and head of the Comet and Meteor Department at the Odessa University Astronomical Observatory. He was known for his research on the physics and dynamics of meteoritic and cometary matter and its interaction with other minor bodies in the solar system. (M 27128)

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