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(5702) Morando

Reference work entry

1931 FC. Discovered 1931 Mar. 16 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Bruno Morando (1931–1995), astronomer at the Bureau des Longitudes, Paris, where he has been director for 13 years. A former president of the Société Astronomique de France, he is now responsible for the reduction of the minor planet data from the Hipparcos satellite. (M 24122)

Name proposed and citation prepared by D. Savoie and J. Meeus, endorsed by L. D. Schmadel.

Obituaries published in Astronomie, Vol. 109, p. 324 (1995); Int. Astron. Union Symp., No. 172, p. 1–2 (1996); J. Astron. Fr., No. 50, p. 2–4 (1996).

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