| (6426) ||Vanýsek = 1995 ED (Van\'ysek in TeX)|
Discovered 1995 March 2 by M. Tichý at Kleť.
| ||Named in honor of Vladimír Vanýsek (b. 1926), Czech astronomer, professor emeritus
of astrophysics at Charles University in Prague. His works deal with physics and chemistry
of comets, interstellar matter, and also with cosmology. From 1972 to 1986 he headed
the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of Charles University, after which he moved
to Bamberg for a three-year visiting professorship at the University
of Erlangen-Nü rnberg. He was president of IAU Commission 15 during 1970-1973.
During the latest passage of Halley's Comet he was a member of the International Halley Watch
Steering Group and a discipline specialist for the Photometry and Polarimetry Network.
Name proposed by the discoverer, endorsed by J. Tichá and Z. Moravec.
| ||(MPC 25979 | 1995 November 7)|
|From the left Z. Moravec, V. Vanýsek, J. Tichá and M. Tichý. |
The image was taken at the Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 1996, Versailles.
Photo: E. Pittich