Sassi

1996 TN. Discovered 1996 Oct. 3 at the Farra d'Isonzo Observatory at Farra d'Isonzo.

Named in honor of Giorgio Sassi (1918- ), Italian amateur astronomer, co-founder of the Osservatorio San Vittore {see planet (2235)}, in operation since 1969. He conceived and realized the optical and electronic elements involved in constructing an automated telescope and is still very active today. He wrote the "bible" for Italian amateurs who want to make optical instruments. (M 31025)

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