Raybatson

1985 CX. Discovered 1985 Feb. 12 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named in honor of Raymond M. Batson, planetary cartographer with the U.S. Geological Survey. Batson was responsible for detailed maps and mosaics of the lunar surface derived from the television images returned from five Surveyor spacecraft landed on the Moon in the 1960s. Later he organized and led a group to carry out systematic cartography of Mercury, Venus, Mars and the satellites of the outer planets. About 500 published maps and photomosaics have been prepared by Batson's group. (M 15575)

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