1986 TE. Discovered 1986 Oct. 3 by K. Augustesen and H. J. Fogh Olsen and P. Jensen at Brorfelde.

Named for the beautiful German city of Celle on the occasion of its seven-hundredth anniversary in 1992. Celle, which is situated in the province of Niedersachsen, is the twin town to Holbaek {see planet (3033)}, the Danish town nearby the Brorfelde {see planet (3309)} Observatory. The Danish queen Caroline Mathilde (1751-1775), banished from the court in 1772, went to Celle, where she died of copper poisoning. She was buried in the old Celle castle. (M 19693)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion from the town of Holbaek.

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