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Brorsen


3979
1983 VV1
Discovered by 8.11.1983 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 27734 (28.08.1996)
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=3979;old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Named in memory of Theodor Brorsen (1819-1895), Danish astronomer, known for his discoveries of five comets and his studies of the gegenschein. After studying and working in Kiel, Heidelberg and Altona he worked at the private observatory of baron John Parish in Senftenberg (Žamberk) in eastern Bohemia from 1847 to 1870. Name suggested by J. Tichá.