(3419) Guth = 1981 JZ
Discovered 1981 May 8 by L. Brožek at Kleť.
 Named in memory of Vladimír Guth (1905-1980), outstanding Czech astronomer, founder of contemporary Czechoslovak meteoric astronomy. He started his astronomical work at Ondřejov Observatory and during the 1950s went to Slovakia (to Skalnaté Pleso, then later as first director of the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences). After his return to Ondřejov, Guth led the department of interplanetary matter. Guth was president of IAU Commission 22 from 1952 to 1958. Name proposed by L. Kresák.
 (MPC 22498 | 1993 September 1)


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