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(1426) Riviera

Reference work entry

1937 GF. Discovered 1937 Apr. 1 by M. Laugier at Nice. Independently discovered 1937 Apr. 3 by C. Jackson at Johannesburg.

Named for the southeast Mediterranean coast of France, noted for its mild weather, which favors the observatory at which this planet was discovered. (M 6831)

Name proposed by F. Pilcher.

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