2007 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Willem Jacob Luyten {1899-1994}, emeritus professor of astronomy at the University of Minnesota, well known for his investigations on stars with large proper motion. (M 5038)

Obituaries published in I.A.P.P.P. Commun., No. 58, p. 60-61 (1994); Bull. Am. Astron. Soc., Vol. 27, No. 4, p. 1480-1481 (1995); Q.J.R. Astron. Soc., Vol. 37, No. 3, p. 453-456 (1996); Phys. Today, Vol. 68, No. 4, p. 107 (1995).

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