1991 CL3. Discovered 1991 Feb. 14 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.

Named in honor of Christopher C. Clark, an electro-optical engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who designed and assembled the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking camera system. This NEAT camera contains a large-format CCD sensor that provides digital image data, allowing for computer-automated data analysis and Near-Earth Object discoveries. He used his expertise in the development, integration and testing of focal plane arrays to make NEAT a success. (M 26932)

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