Bopp

1991 TA1. Discovered 1991 Oct. 5 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named in honor of Tom Bopp, codiscoverer of comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp), and his father, Frank Bopp. During the last year the two Bopps have enjoyed observing the comet and in lecturing about it as a team. Tom Bopp is an accomplished observer and Frank a superb machinist who has fashioned materials for the Shoemaker-Levy observing program. (M 30100)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by D. H. Levy, who prepared the citation.

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