1969 PH. Discovered 1969 Aug. 11 by L. I. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Solomon Borisovich Pikelner (1921-1975), renowned astronomer, professor at the University of Moscow, founder of the Soviet school of cosmic electrodynamics. He was among the first to understand the significance of plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics for astrophysics. His research activities cover physics of the Sun, interstellar matter, gaseous nebulae, remnants of supernova explosions, galactic structure, formation of stars, cosmology. He was chairman of the Commission 34 (Interstellar matter) of IAU (1964-1967). (M 4190)

Obituaries published in Q.J.R. Astron. Soc., Vol. 17, p. 352-355 (1976); Astron. Tsirk., No. 896, p. 7-9 (1975); Astron. Zh., Vol. 53, p. 233-235 (1976); Astrophys. Space Sci., Vol. 40, p. 241-242 (1976); Phys. Today, Vol. 29, No. 2, p. 65 (1976); Sky Telesc., Vol. 51, p. 98

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