1977 CC. Discovered 1977 Feb. 11 at the Felix Aguilar Observatory at El Leoncito.

Named in memory of Reinaldo Augusto Carestia (1932-1993) outstanding researcher who was, for more than 26 years, in charge of the Repsold Meridian Circle at the Felix Aguilar Observatory in San Juan, Argentina. He published five fundamental catalogues listing about 10,000 stars. He was also a professor of spherical astronomy and geographic determinations at the School of Topography of the National University of San Juan, as well as a member of the National Committee of Scientific and Technological Research of Chile. (M 24120)

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