Named in memory of Wilhelm Ernst Tempel (1821–1889), discoverer of sixteen comets, five minor planets and several diffuse nebulae. Born in the German district of Upper Lusatia, Tempel was an uncommonly successful and enthusiastic observer. His minor planets were discovered while he was in Marseilles. (M 13483) _ _.
Avastatud: 24-3-1982 Avastamiskoht: Tautenburg Avastajad: Borngen, F.