(3716) Petzval = 1980 TG
Discovered 1980 October 2 by A. Mrkos at Kleť.
 Named in memory of József Miska Petzval (1807-1891), mathematician, professor and inventor at the University of Vienna. He proposed the Petzval lens, and many minor planets were discovered by means of this portrait design at he end of the nineteenth century. Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by astronomers of the Astronomical Institute at Tatranská Lomnica.
 (MPC 25976 | 1995 November 7)

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