1991 GZ9. Discovered 1991 Apr. 13 by D. I. Steel at Siding Spring.

Named in honor of J. Christopher Dainty (1947- ), Pilkington Professor of Optics at Imperial College, London. Dainty has made numerous seminal contributions in the fields of stellar speckle interferometry, the characterisation of atmospheric turbulence, scattering and propagation of light, and adaptive optics. (M 34631)

Name proposed by the discoverer in recognition of the inspiration and guidance afforded him by Dainty whilst an undergraduate at the University of London.

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