1981 XC2. Discovered 1981 Dec. 2 by F. Dossin at St. Michel.

Named in memory of Arsene Boury (1934-1982), fellow-student, colleague and friend of the discoverer.

He was a theoretical astrophysicist known for his work on stellar evolution and stability, mainly concerning massive and population III stars. The discovery of this minor planet was announced around the date of his untimely death. (M 11750)

Obituary published in Proc. 24th Liege Int. Astro-phys. Colloq., p. I (1983).

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