(7359) Messier = 1996 BH
Discovered 1996 January 16 by M. Tichý at Kle.
 Named in memory of Charles Messier (1730-1817), French astronomer and first "comet hunter". He found more than a dozen comets and independently recovered Halley's Comet at its 1759 return. Nowadays, Messier is best known for his catalogue of 103 nebulae, star clusters and galaxies -- a compilation he made in order to reduce confusion to comet hunters.
 (MPC 29672 | 1997 April 22)


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