|(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)|