Lynn

A909 TF. Discovered 1909 Oct. 5 by P. H. Cowell at Greenwich.

Named in memory of William Thynne Lynn (18351911), assistant at Greenwich Observatory from 1854

to 1880 and author of several popular books. He is best known, however, for the numerous short notes on astronomical matters he wrote in The Observatory for many years. Among those notes is an enigmatic one in 1902 in which he hinted that the Perseid comet P/Swift-Tuttle {see also planets (5035), (5036)} might be identical with Kegler's {see planet (5005)} comet of 1737. (M 22501)

Name proposed by B. G. Marsden, who made the identifications for this object.

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