(101) Helena

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Discovered 1868 Aug. 15 by J. C. Watson at Ann Arbor.

Named after the daughter of Zeus and Leda {see planets  (5731) and  (38)}, and cause for the Trojan War. (H 14)

The naming was delegated to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, of which the discoverer was a member. The naming was redelegated to B. A. Gould who selected the name (AN 72, 191 (1868)).

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