1952 RH. Discovered 1952 Sept. 11 by P. F. Shajn at Simeis.

Named in memory of Samuil Aronovich Kaplan (1921-1978), head of the astrophysics department of the Lvov Observatory from 1948 to 1961 and subsequently a staff member of the Scientific Research Radiophysics Institute in Gorkij. He contributed extensively to a wide range of astrophysical topics, including white dwarfs, interstellar matter, radiative transfer, solar radiation, pulsars and galactic nuclei. (M 5358)

Obituaries published in Astrofizika, Vol. 14, p. 695696 (1978); Zemlya Vselennaya, No. 1, p. 46-47 (1979).

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