1981 FB. Discovered 1981 Mar. 30 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Dale P. Cruikshank, planetary scientist at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Cruik-shank is well known for his observational work on solar system small bodies, including Trojan asteroids, comets and Pluto. He is especially known for studies of outer-planet satellites, including Triton, Iapetus and Io, through both telescopic and Voyager spacecraft observations. He has been active in developing instrumentation and facilities at Mauna Kea Observatory and has promoted historical studies of planetary science. Through several extended working visits to the Soviet Union and other projects, Cruikshank has also been a leader in furthering international scientific relations. (M 12806)

Citation prepared by W. K. Hartmann and D. J. Tholen at the request of the discoverer.

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