(3635) Kreutz [1.79, 0.08, 19.2]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-34361-5_42

1981 WO1. Discovered 1981 Nov. 21 by L. Kohoutek at Calar Alto. (*M 11993)

Heinrich Carl Friedrich Kreutz (1854–1907), astronomer at the Kiel Observatory and from 1896 editor of the Astronomische Nachrichten, is renowned for his seminal three-part study of the family of bright sungrazing comets, now known as the Kreutz Group. (M 53173)

The name was suggested by M. Meyer, R. Kracht and B. G. Marsden.

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