1931 TB2. Discovered 1931 Oct. 10 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Ulrich Bastian (1951- ), astronomer at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg. Together with S. Röser {see planet (2856)}, Bastian produced the PPM Star Catalogue, which is a valuable practical tool for minor planet and comet work and constitutes an important aid for the transition from the FK4/B1950 to the FK5/J2000 reference system. He has also worked on other astrometric topics, such as Giotto targeting and the voluminous Hipparcos data-reduction task. (M 20520)

Name proposed and citation prepared by L. D. Schmadel, endorsed by G. Klare and B. G. Marsden.

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