Crommelin

1971 UR1. Discovered 1971 Oct. 26 by L. Kohoutek at Bergedorf.

Named in honor of Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin (1865-1939), who worked and wrote extensively on the orbits of comets and minor planets. Together with P. H. Cowell {see minor planet (1898)}, Crommelin computed the orbit of Jupiter VIII and identified appearances of Halley's comet back to the year -239. (M 3827) Name suggested by B. G. Marsden.

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

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