Oafa

1974 MH. Discovered 1974 June 17 at the Felix Aguilar Observatory at El Leoncito.

Named in honor of the Observatorio Astronomico Felix Aguilar {see also planet (1800)}, established on 1953 Sept. 28 under the auspices of the National San Juan University in San Juan province, Argentina. OAFA has made important contributions to astronomy in the areas of meridian and extrameridian astrometry. Since 1974 the observing station at El Leoncito {see planet (2311)}, operated in collaboration with Yale University and now known as the Dr. Carlos U. Cesco Observatory, has been a branch of OAFA. (M 19333)

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