(1000) Piazzia

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Discovered 1923 Aug. 12 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Giuseppe Piazzi (1746–1826), Theatin monk and director of the observatories of Palermo and Naples. He discovered (1) Ceres and elaborated a catalog of 7,646 stars. (H 96) Piazzi is also honored by a lunar crater.

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