1962 RP. Discovered 1962 Sept. 7 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in memory of W. W. Campbell (18621938), observational spectroscopist, director of the Lick Observatory (1901-1930), president of the University of California (1923-1930), president of the International Astronomical Union (1922-1925) and president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1931-1935). He pioneered in conceiving, organizing and carrying out the first large-scale systematic program for the accurate measurement of stellar radial velocities. (M 12457)

Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson. Citation prepared by D. E. Osterbrock.

Campbell is also honored by craters on Mars and the Moon.

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