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Perrine


6779
1990 DM1
Discovered by 20.02.1990 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 34624 - 1999 May 4, last errata MPC 40877 - 2000 July 27 (4.05.1999)
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=6779;old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Named in memory of Charles Dillon Perrine (1867-1951), American astronomer working at Lick Observatory from 1893, an enthusiastic observer, who discovered the satelites Jupiter VI (Himalia) and VII (Elara) and nine comets during 1895-1902. He was appointed director of the Córdoba Observatory in Argentina in 1909 and retired 1936. The discoverer of this minor planet rediscovered Perrine's periodic comet, lost for six returns, visually at Lomnický Štít in 1955. After 1968 the comet was again lost. Name suggested J. Tichá, who search unsuccessfully for this comet, now known as 18D/Perrine-Mrkos, at Kleť in 1995.