Keats

1977 CZ. Discovered 1977 Feb. 13 by E. Bowell at Palomar.

Named after the English poet John Keats (17951821), who wrote of the thrill he experienced when he opened a folio edition of Chapman's translation of Homer {see planet (5700)}. His poem On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer, written in 1816, includes the words: "Then felt I like some watcher of the skies/ When a new planet swims into his ken". (M 16247) Name suggested and citation provided by J. B. Tatum.

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