6282 Edwelda

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6282 Edwelda is an asteroid named in honor of Filipinos Edwin L. Aguirre and Imelda B. Joson by the IAU in 1995. IAU used the combined first names in recognition of their accomplishments in the field of astronomy, including the book they wrote on Halley’s comet that the National Research Council of the Philippines published in 1985.

It was however American astronomer Carolyn Shoemaker who discovered asteroid 6282 in 1980 from Palomar Observatory near San Diego, California.