(3727) Maxhell = 1981 PQ
Discovered 1981 August 7 by A. Mrkos at Kle.
 Named in memory of Maximilian Hell (1720-1792), famous for his determination of the solar parallax from his observations of the transit of Venus in 1769. Appointed director of the imperial observatory in Vienna in 1755, he prepared and published an important series of astronomical ephemerides. Name suggested by astronomers at the Astronomical Institute at Tatranská Lomnica.
 (MPC 26424 | 1996 January 5)


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