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(8925) Boattini

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1996 XG32. Discovered 1996 Dec. 4 by M. Tombelli and U. Munari at Cima Ekar.

Named in honor of Andrea Boattini (1969– ). After developing a growing interest in minor planets, he graduated in 1996 from the University of Bologna with a thesis on near-earth objects. He is involved in various projects related to NEO follow-up and search programs, with special interest in the NEO class known as Atens {see planet  (2062)}. He currently works at the Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale of the National Research Council in Rome. The discoverers have started their astrometric activity on minor planets together with him. (M 33793)

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