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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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Gerstner


3887
1985 QX
Discovered by 22.08.1985 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 27733 (28.08.1996)
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=3887;old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Named in memory of František Josef Gerstner (1756-1832) and his son František Antonín Gerstner (1795-1840). F. J. Gerstner worked at the observatories in Vienna and Prague but then turned from astronomy to applied mathematics, physics, mechanics and metallurgy. He founded the Prague Polytechnic School, later Technical University, in 1806. He also designed the horse railroad from České Budějovice to Linz. F. A. Goerstner continued building this horse railroad, which was completed in 1832 and is considered the first railroad in continental Europe. Name suggested by J. Tichá and M. Šolc.