Bernie

3220 T-3. Discovered 1977 Oct. 16 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Hans-Heinrich "Bernie" Bernstein (1953- ), senior astronomer at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut in Heidelberg. He analyzed pulse-timing data on pulsars and was instrumental in developing an algorithm for the detection of astrometric binaries with ESA's satellite HIPPARCOS. He detected 110 new double-star systems, together with a few brown-dwarf candidates. Bernstein is an expert in numerical mathematics, with many special applications in astrometry. (M 30800)

Name proposed and citation prepared by L.D.Schmadel.

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