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(1201) Strenua

Reference work entry

1931 RK. Discovered 1931 Sept. 14 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

This name was assigned in honor of Prof. Gustav Stracke (1887–1943), famous German astronomer at the Berlin Rechen-Institut, without his knowledge of the meaning. The name is from the Latin word “strenuous” which means strong, careful, and exemplifies virtues of G. Stracke. The German substantive is “Stärke” which sounds quite similar as “Stracke”. (H 111)

G. Stracke is also honored by minor planet  (1019) and the eight planets  (1227) to  (1234).

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