Mottola

1981 ED1. Discovered 1981 Mar. 5 by H. Debehogne and G. DeSanctis at La Silla.

Named in honor of Stefano Mottola, of the Planetary Remote Sensing Section at the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Wesseling. He has investigated the photometric properties of surfaces of minor planets by applying numerical computer modeling to modern CCD observations, particularly of Trojans and other objects in the outer belt. He is also an active participant in the campaigns on (951) Gaspra and (243) Ida in connection with the Galileo flybys of these objects. (M 21958)

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