Luboš Kohoutek

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Luboš Kohoutek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkoɦou̯tɛk], born 29 January 1935) is a Czech astronomer. He was known as a discoverer of minor planets and comets, including Comet Kohoutek which was visible to the naked eye in 1973. He also discovered comets 75D/Kohoutek and 76P/West–Kohoutek–Ikemura.[1]

The main-belt asteroid 1850 Kohoutek was named after him.

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  1. Mitton, Simon (Nov 15, 1973). "Prospects for Comet Kohoutek". New Scientist. p. 464.