Herald

1980 OF. Discovered 1980 July 17 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of the Australian amateur astronomer David Herald for his astrometric observations of comets and his work on occultations by minor planets. The number of his cometary positions is the second highest in the world for an amateur astronomer in modern times, and his prompt and reliable attention to new comets discovered in the southern hemisphere has been invaluable. (M 12809)

Name suggested by B. G. Marsden, who wrote the citation.

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