Brianza

1994 FR. Discovered 1994 Mar. 28 by M. Cavagna and V. Giuliani at Sormano.

Named for the area located among the cities of Milan, Como and Lecco. The name is thought to be derived from the Celtic word "brig", i.e., height. In fact, Brianza is a verdant land, with lakes, hills and prealpine mountains. It is also one of the most industrial and productive parts of Italy. The name also honors the "Gruppo Astrofili Brianza", a group of amateur astronomers to which the discoverers belong, as it celebrates 15 years of activity. (M 29149)

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