Johnson

1989 CJ1. Discovered 1989 Feb. 11 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.

Named for Lindley N. Johnson, who is responsible for planning the potential use of space-surveillance assets to detect and track near-earth objects. With degrees in astronomy and engineering management, he has been a space enthusiast since the age of 12. The discoverer and the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking team wish to express their appreciation for his contributions to the development of the NASA-JPL NEAT program, which became operational on the Maui GEODSS telescope in Dec. 1995. (M 27128)

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