Alkissia

1979 SQ11. Discovered 1979 Sept. 24 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Aleksej Alekseevich Kisselev (1927- ), astronomer at the Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory, skilled observer of double stars and leader in the field of photographic astrometry of planets and satellites. He has devised new methods of astrometric plate reduction and of orbit determination. His comprehensive treatise on photographic astrometry is a standard reference for all observers at the observatories of the former Soviet Union. After World War II, Kisselev spent seven years in prison as a victim of political repression. (M 30095)

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