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(170) Maria

Reference work entry

Discovered 1877 Jan. 10 by J. Perrotin at Toulouse.

Independently discovered 1877 Jan. 22 by C. H. F. Peters at Clinton.

Named in honor of the sister of Antonio Abetti who computed the orbit, and aunt of Giorgio Abetti {see planet  (2646)}. She died in her youth. (H 21)

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