Feijth

4015 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Hendrik (Henk) Feijth (19441997), a devoted and true amateur astronomer: making variable star observations is his passion. Since the early 1960s he has been an observer in the variable star observing group Nederlandse Vereniging voor Weer en Sterrenkunde, Werkgroep Veranderlijke Sterren. Since 1981 he has been this group's representative to the American Association of Variable Star Observers. Feijth has made nearly 100,000 observations of variable stars and has lectured and written articles for journals and books. (M 29672)

Name proposed and citation prepared by T. Jurriens.

Obituaries published in Radiant, Jaarg. 19, Nr. 3, p. 49-50 (1997); Zenit, Jaarg. 24, Nr. 7/8 (1997); Int. Comet Q., Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 53 (1993).

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