Heinlein

1985 GS. Discovered 1985 Apr. 15 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Dieter Heinlein (1956- ). A resident of Augsburg, Germany, Heinlein in 1989 took over direction of the western part of the European All Sky Meteor Camera Network, in collaboration with the Czech network. Since then, he has increased the network's scope to include observing stations all over Germany, Austria and the Benelux countries. Heinlein is an enthusiastic meteorite and tektite collector, and he and his wife Gabriele are friends of the discoverer. (M 27462; M 32127)

Name suggested by H. Fechtig, citation provided by K. Hopf.

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