Alanhale

1985 HV1. Discovered 1985 Apr. 24 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named in honor of Alan Hale for his many observations of comets. In the past several years he has published careful visual observations of more than 130 comets, several at more than one apparition. His observations include both magnitude estimates and confirmations of discoveries. He has also applied his magnitude estimating skill to asteroids, particularly the fast moving objects 1989 AC and 1989 VA, and has participated in asteroid occultation teams. He has done much to promote asteroid-comet education through articles on comets and emphasis on asteroids in his introductory astronomy classes. (M 18139) Citation provided by David Levy.

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