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Searching database of minor planet names

The catalog of asteroids discovered at Klet can be searched in two ways. In the first one, pick a starting letter of asteroid's name from the listed alphabet. In the second way, start writing an expression to search (diacritics is allowed), and after at least three letters are typed, the results are automatically listed. The search can also be performed only on asteroid names, catalogue numbers, date of discovery or names of the discoverers.

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1981 WV1
Discovered by 17.11.1981 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 27733 (28.08.1996)

Named in memory of Jan Marcus Marci of Kronland (1595-1667), Czech physicist, mathematician, astronomer and physician at the Charles University in Prague during the Thirty Years war. Twenty years before Newton, Marci thoroughly described the spectral dispersion and diffraction of light, color effects on thin layers and rainbow colors. He also studied elastic and inelastic collisions of spheres, the motion of a pendulum and tried to solve the problem of squaring the circle. Name suggested by J. Tichá and M. Šolc.