Wilkickia

1982 SG4. Discovered 1982 Sept. 20 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in memory of Andrej Ippolitovich Wilkitzky (Wilkicki; 1858-1913) and his son Boris Andreevich Wilkitzky (1885-1961), outstanding Russian hydrographers and Arctic explorers, who made an invaluable contribution to mastering the navigation of the Northern Maritime Way. In 1913 Boris Wilkitzky discovered a new archipelago, named by him "The Land of Emperor Nicholas II" (now Severnaya Zemlya), as well as a strait named for him. (M 30096)

This minor planet is named by the discoverer following a suggestion by V. K. Abalakin.

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