Amos

1996 AO3. Discovered 1996 Jan. 14 by the JPL NEAT Program at Haleakala.

Named for the Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS), the research and development arm of the Maui Space Surveillance System at Haleakala on Maui, Hawaii. The AMOS project for observations of minor planets is the result of a collaboration between the Air Force Research Laboratory and Eleanor Helin's {see planet (3267)} observing programs at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This collaboration began in 1993 and continues today. AMOS performs follow-up observations for several programs, primarily the highly successful JPL NEAT program. (M 32351)

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