Elliot

1982 DJ. Discovered 1982 Feb. 20 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of James L. Elliot, professor of physics and astronomy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and codiscoverer of the Uranian rings. A pioneer in the study of solar-system bodies through photometric observations of stellar occultations, he has made major contributions to understanding the structure of planetary atmospheres and ring systems. Elliot is currently involved in planning solar-system studies using the Hubble Space Telescope and other Earth-orbiting platforms. (M 10848) Citation prepared by R. L. Millis.

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