1942 EO. Discovered 1942 Mar. 23 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Johann Wempe {1906-1980}, astronomer at the Astrophysical Observatory in Potsdam since 1944, and editor of Astronomische Nachrichten from 1951 to 1973. In 1936 and 1937 he observed and discovered minor planets at Heidelberg-Köonigstuhl. (M 4157)

Obituaries published in Astron. Nachr., Band 302, p. 59-60 (1981); Sterne, 57. Band, p. 109-112 (1981); Mitt. Astron. Ges., Nr. 53, p. I-II (1981).

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