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1983 NK. Discovered 1983 July 10 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Tao Kiang, an astronomer at the Dunsink Observatory, near Dublin. A teacher of the discoverer, Kiang has carried out a wide range of astronomical research, including contributions to the study of minor planets, comets, quasars and cosmology. In particular, he has worked on the structure of the asteroidal belt and the stability of Kirkwood gaps. He has served as editor of Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics since its inception in 1977 and has published several papers on astronomical research in China, both ancient and modern. (M 12976)

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