(1440) Rostia

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1937 TF. Discovered 1937 Oct. 11 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named probably in honor of the German amateur astronomer, poet, and popularizer Johann Leonhard Rost (1688–1727) whose Astronomisches Handbuch (1718) has found a wide distribution. (LDS)

Rost is also honored by a lunar crater.

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