1983 WH1. Discovered 1983 Nov. 29 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Dmitrij Fedorovich Lupishko {1942- }, deputy director of the Kharkow Astronomical Observatory. An assiduous observer of minor-planet lightcurves, Lupishko has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of how photometric data may be used to derive the shapes and spin rates of these bodies. He has also undertaken photometry of Mars and since its inception in 1984 has been chairman of the Working Group on Asteroids of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences. (M 12014)

Citation prepared by V. A. Shor at the request of the discoverer.

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