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(6154) Stevesynnott

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1990 QP1. Discovered 1990 Aug. 22 by H. E. Holt at Palomar.

Named in honor of Stephen P. Synnott (1946– ), a space scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Synnott is a noted authority on spacecraft optical navigation techniques. He discovered the Jovian satellites Thebe and Metis and was a member of the Voyager 2 imaging team, which discovered the small Uranian and Neptunian satellites. (M 27461)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by the JPL ephemeris group.

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