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(171) Ophelia

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Discovered 1877 Jan. 13 by A. Borrelly at Marseilles.

Named for the daughter of Polonius in Shakespeare’s {see planet  (2985)} play Hamlet. (H 21)

The name Ophelia has also been given to the satellite Uranus VI, discovered 1986 by the Voyager 2 spacecraft.

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