Philkeenan

1981 QG. Discovered 1981 Aug. 30 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Philip Keenan (1908-2000) was a professor of astronomy with the Ohio State University at Perkins Observatory from 1946 until his death. He was an expert in the field of stellar spectra and one of the creators (with W. W. Morgan {see planet (3180)}) of the MK system of stellar classification. (M 43043) The name was suggested by R. Martino.

Obituary published in Bull. Am. Astron. Soc., Vol. 33, No. 4, p. 1574 (2001).

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