Sharaf

1978 TW2. Discovered 1978 Oct. 3 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Shafika Gil'mievna Sharaf (1915), well known expert on celestial mechanics and staff member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy from 1939 to 1986. She co-developed an analytical theory of Pluto using the Laplace-Newcomb method and determined new orbital elements for the planet. Later she investigated the secular variations of solar radiation incident upon given area of the earth's

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