Gadolin

of comets, he made an exhaustive investigation of the 1909-11 apparition of Halley's Comet and prepared in manuscript form a comprehensive catalogue of physical observations of comets. His spectroscopic study showing differences in the surfaces of minor planets, published in 1929, has been cited as 'so far ahead of its time that it was overlooked'. (M 8064)

Following suggestions by D. D. Meisel and N. Sperling, the name was proposed by B. G. Marsden, who found the identifications involving this planet.

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