Halweaver

1984 FN. Discovered 1984 Mar. 29 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named in honor of Harold A. Weaver (1953- ) for his work on the chemical composition of comets and for pioneering the use of the Hubble Space Telescope for cometary studies. His combination of infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy has demonstrated the way in which different wavelength regimes must be combined to obtain a proper picture of the composition of comets. (M 27460)

Citation provided by M. F. A'Hearn following a suggestion by E. Bowell and endorsed by the discoverers.

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