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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.
Discovered by 14.09.1982 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 34623 (4.05.1999)
Named in honor of Edwin Eugene (Buzz) Aldrin Jr. (b. 1930), U.S. astronaut, the second man to set foot on the moon. In 1966 he made a record 5.5-hour spacewalk in the course of the Gemini 12 mission. In 1969 he joined Armstrong on the surface of the moon. This minor planet commemorates the thirtieth anniversary of the first manned lunar-landing mission. Name suggested by J. Tichá, M. Tichý and Z. Moravec, who observed this minor planet at its 1995 opposition, just prior to numbering.