Jeffbell

1984 CN. Discovered 1984 Feb. 5 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Jeffrey F. Bell, planetary astronomer at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Bell has contributed greatly to our understanding of the composition of minor planets and to their relationship with meteorites. He was responsible for the 0.3 to 2.5 micrometer 52-color minor planet survey, which has led to the spectral characterization of more than 100 minor planets. Recently, he has proposed that the CV and C0 chondrite meteorites may be derived from Eos {see planet (221)} family members. (M 12805)

Citation prepared by L. A. Lebofsky following a suggestion by the discoverer.

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