1950 GF. Discovered 1950 Mar. 14 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in honor of the state of Indiana and Indiana University, the parent institution of the astronomy department and the observatory in which the planet was discovered. (M 1171)

The discovery was credited (MPC 1171) to Beryl H. Potter {see planet (1729)}. Frank K. Edmondson {see planet (1761)}, however, stated that 'during the first years there were 10 or 12 persons involved in blinking the plates'. The discovery is therefore credited to Indiana University.

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