Jiaxiang

1981 GN1. Discovered 1981 Apr. 1 at the Harvard College Observatory at Harvard.

Named in honor of Zhang Jia-xiang, an astronomer at the Purple Mountain Observatory and the director of its Planetary Laboratory. A student of the late Y. C. Chang {see planet (2051)}, Zhang has devoted himself to observations and orbital studies of comets and minor planets for more than three decades. He and his colleagues have discovered 115 numbered minor planets and four comets. (M 19339)

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