Tuttle

1991 US2. Discovered 1991 Oct. 31 by S. Ueda and H. Kaneda at Kushiro.

Named for Horace P. Tuttle (1837-1923), astronomer at Harvard and - after serving in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War - at the Naval Observatory in Washington. Co-discoverer of both the Perseid comet P/Swift-Tuttle and the Leonid comet P/Tempel-Tuttle {see planets (5035) and (3808) for the co-discoverers}, he also found four other comets and the minor planets (66) Maja and (73) Klytia. (M 22505) Name suggested and citation prepared by I. Hasegawa.

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