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Asteroid (10683) Carter

A minor planet has been named for Carter Roberts, longtime president of the Eastbay Astronomical Society. Congratulations to Carter!

1980LY, discovered by Gene and Caroline Shoemaker in 1980, has been designated (10683) Carter.

The citation reads:

Named in honor of Carter Worth Roberts, (b.1946), President of the Eastbay Astronomical Society. Roberts is known for superlative dabbling in photography, puns, eclipse-chasing, and an ability to fix things. He has collaborated on a safe solar eclipse viewing booklet, and has restored "Rachel," the 20-inch Brashear refractor for the Chabot Space & Science Center. Name and citation proposed by Don Stone, endorsed by C.Shoemaker.

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