1877 Marsden

This minor planet is named after Brian Geoffrey Marsden (1937 - 2010), a British astronomer, husband of Nancy Lou Zissell Marsden. He was the director of the Minor Planet Center for a number of years, and discovered one minor planet: 37556 Svyaztie.

Marsden also has a number of consecutive minor planets acronymically named after him, spelling out "BRIAN M.":

The symbol of this minor planet is a monogram of the letters "BM" over an astronomer's star-in-circle.

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