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(142) Polana

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Discovered 1875 Jan. 28 by J. Palisa at Pola.

Named for the city of discovery, located on the northern Adriatic sea. Since Palisa’s days Pola has become first part of Italy and now Yugoslavia. Pola was the main naval port of Austria since 1850. The Pola Naval Observatory was a department of the Austrian Hydrographic Service. Palisa served as head of this department. (H 18; A. Schnell)

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