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Asteroid (20106) Morton

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Named in honour of Donald C. Morton (b. 1933-), director of the Anglo-Australian Observatory during 1976-1986 and of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Ottawa during 1986-2000. With a rocket he made the first ultraviolet spectral observations of stars. He played a leading role in the development of the Gemini Observatory.

Orbit type: Main Belt

Reference: 42368

Name: 
Morton
Number: 
20106
Designation: 
1995 QG
Disc. Date: 
1995-08-20
Discoverer: 
Balam, D.D.
Disc. Place: 
Victoria