1986 RX2. Discovered 1986 Sept. 6 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Peter J. Shelus (1942- ), who has ably managed the Lunar and Satellite Laser Ranging Projects at McDonald Observatory since 1982. An astrometrist by training, Shelus has carried out long-term observations of the faint jovian satellites. Currently, he is providing software management and observing expertise for time-critical follow-up astrometry of newly discovered NEOs. His program leadership has been recognized by NASA in group achievement awards for satellite and lunar laser ranging and for development of ephemerides. His 20 years of service as treasurer of the Division of Dynamical Astronomy of the American Astronomical Society is also recognized. (M 35488) Citation written by E. S. Barker.

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