Veeder

1982 TP. Discovered 1982 Oct. 13 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Glenn J. Veeder, planetary astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Veeder was chiefly responsible for the initiation of minor planet observations through the J, H and K bandpasses. This work resulted in the identification of new minor planet types and led to a new classification scheme. Veeder is also noted for his work on minor planet radiometry for the determination of diameters and albedos, particularly among the Earth-crossers, and he was in charge of the scientific analysis of the characteristics of the IRAS {see planet (3728)} Asteroid and Comet Survey. (M 12805)

Citation prepared by D. L. Matson and L. A. Lebofsky following a suggestion by the discoverer.

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