Otto Kippes

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Otto Kippes (1905–1994) was a German Catholic priest and amateur astronomer. He was acknowledged especially for his work in asteroid orbit calculations, which brought him the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in 1991. The main belt asteroid 1780 Kippes was named in his honour. Kippes in turn had successfully proposed to name several asteroids after fellow amateur astronomers.

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Preceded by
Oscar Monnig
Amateur Achievement Award of Astronomical Society of the Pacific
1991
Succeeded by
Richard D. Lines & Helen Lines