1981 VO. Discovered 1981 Nov. 2 by B. A. Skiff at Anderson Mesa.

Named in memory of Carolyn J. Hurless {1934-1987}, of Lima, Ohio. From 1959 until her death in 1987 she made over 79,000 observations of variable stars for the American Association of Variable Star Observers, which places her among the ten most prolific observers in the AAVSO's history. Besides these observations, Hurless was also active in promoting variable-star observing among hundreds of amateur astronomers by means of a newsletter and other correspondence with observers worldwide. The amateur variable star observing community benefited greatly from her interest and enthusiasm. (M 16041)

Name suggested and citation provided by P. L. Sven-tek.

Obituary published in J. Am. Assoc. Variable Star Obs., Vol. 16, No. 1, p. 35-36 (1987).

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