Firneis

2240 T-2. Discovered 1973 Sept. 29 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar. Named in honor of Maria Gertrude Firneis (1947), a professor of astronomy at the University of Vienna. She has worked on delicate astrometric and statistical problems and is an authority on the history of astronomy. She is also engaged in dating ancient events and correlating them with celestial phenomena. (M 31298; M 31457)

Name suggested and citation prepared by H. Haupt.

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