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6048 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar. Named in honor of Horst W. Kaufmann (1929), well-known German astronomical optician. After spending several years of optical apprenticeship with famous firms such as Fecker and Zeiss { see planet (851)}, Kaufmann founded his own company. He manufactured numerous telescope optics for observatories and institutes as well as for amateur astronomers. He produced several medium-sized systems for the Bonn and Heidelberg observatories and tackled very difficult light-weight infrared secondary mirrors for the 2.2-m telescope of the Max-Planck-Institut for Astronomy and for UKIRT. (M 27331)

Name suggested and citation prepared by L.D.Schmadel.

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