1931 RN. Discovered 1931 Sept. 15 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Gunter Preiss (1929- ) on the occasion of his retirement in 1992 from the position of lawyer and administrator of the Max-Planck-Society. He earned great merit through his involvement in the construction and development of the Max-PlanckInstitut in Heidelberg and also at its observatory at Calar Alto in southern Spain. The same holds for his involvement in the Institut faur Radioastronomie in Bonn. (M 21607)

Name proposed and citation prepared by H. Elsasser, endorsed by G. Klare and L. D. Schmadel.

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