Alvensleben

2222 T-2. Discovered 1973 Sept. 29 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in memory of Bertha von Alvensleben (18591912), wife of Friedrich Winfried Schubart. Her ancestor Joachim von Alvensleben (1514-1588) amassed a library and was known as a scientist in his own time. His son Gebhard Johann was interested in astronomical observations. (M 27464)

Name suggested and citation prepared by her grandson, Joachim Schubart {see planet (1911)}.

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