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10.5.1991 00:00 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named to honor the success of the multinational radar observations of this minor planet in June 1995. The 70-m Goldstone {see planet  (4433)} antenna in California provided the transmitted signal, and echoes from the object were detected by the Russian 70-m antenna near the Crimean city of Evpatoria, and also by the Japanese 34-m antenna at Kashima. This experiment, which produced the first international radar astronomy observations and also initiated planetary radar astronomy in Japan, was done during the closest approach of this minor planet for at least the next several centuries. The discoverer has encouraged radar and remote sensing observations for many years and is pleased with the results. (M 26425; M 26439) _ _.

Avastatud: 10-5-1991 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Helin, E. F.

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