(7801) Goretti

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1996 GG2. Discovered 1996 Apr. 12 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.

Named in honor of Vittorio Goretti (1939– ), a high-school teacher of physics and mathematics in Bologna for almost three decades. As an amateur astronomer, he has focused primarily on the study of minor planets, and in 1976 he was one of the founders of the survey at San Vittore {see planet  (2235)}. In 1995 he started a new program from his home in Pianoro that is mainly devoted to follow-up observations. (M 30803)

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