1959 GG. Discovered 1959 Apr. 15 by A. König and G. Jackisch and W. Wenzel at Heidelberg.

Named by the second and third discoverers in memory of the first, Arthur Köonig (1895-1969), who succeeded Reinmuth {see planet (1111)} in 1957 as the leader of the long-standing Heidelberg observing program on minor planets. An astrometrist known also for his work on stellar positions and proper motions, König also held a leading position in the astronomical department of the Zeiss company and was an authority on coordinate measuring engines. (M 13483)

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