Discovered 1880 Feb. 29 by J. Palisa at Pola.

Named for a goddess of the Sidonians, identified by the Phoenicians with Astarte {see planet (672)} or Ashtoreth. (H 26; A. Schnell)

Named by R. Muöller, director of the Hydrographic Service in Pola. The Astronomischer Kalender fur 1883, p. 108 stated: "Bei der Taufe von Dejopeja {planet (184)} hatte sich Dir. Muöller in Pola scherzweise auch die Taufe des 25. Fundes von Palisa vorbehalten."

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