Peltier

1986 TK2 . Discovered 1986 Oct. 7 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in memory of Leslie C. Peltier (1900-1980), one of this century's most highly respected American amateur astronomers. Between 1925 and 1954 he independently discovered 12 comets (of which 10 bear his name), Nova Herculis 1963, and several other novae. Over a span of 62 years he made 132,123 observations of variable stars. In 1965 he published his autobiography, Starlight Nights, a moving account of a man who loved the sky. (M 14633)

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