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(792) Metcalfia

Reference work entry

Discovered 1907 Mar. 20 by J. H. Metcalf at Taunton.

Named in honor of Rev. Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866–1925). A member of the Committee of Harvard Observatory, he discovered six comets and 41 minor planets. He designed two objectives of 10 and 16 inch aperture. (H 79)

Metcalf is also honored by planet  (726). See also the remarks to planet  (1052).

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