Brucekoehn

1998 HX51. Discovered 1998 Apr. 30 by the LONEOS at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Bruce W. Koehn (1948- ), who has developed much of the software used in the operation of LONEOS, the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search program. Among his many contributions, he devised moving-object detection and field-sequencing algorithms and has been central to the increasingly automated operation of LONEOS. Koehn has also written much of the code used in the minor-planet services at the Lowell Observatory's website. (M 34628)

Name suggested and citation written by E. Bowell.

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