Kiselev

1986 RQ2. Discovered 1986 Sept. 6 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Nikolaj Nikolaevich Kiselev, department head at the Astrophysical Institute of the Tadjik Academy of Sciences, Dushanbe. A preeminent observer of stars, comets and minor planets, Kiselev has carried out work that resulted in the discovery of a number of light-scattering effects in cometary atmospheres. He was leader of the Soviet program of polarimetric and photometric observations of Comet Halley and is one of the initiators of modern investigations of minor planets in the Soviet Union. Under his leadership the Sanglok Observatory, dark-sky site of the Astrophysical Institute, was built. (M 16044)

Citation prepared by D. F. Lupishko at the request of the discoverer.

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