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(1749) Telamon

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1949 SB. Discovered 1949 Sept. 23 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

The name for this Trojan planet was selected by the discoverer. (M 3023)

Telamon was a son of Aecus and Endeis and the father of Ajax and Teucer {see planets  (1404) and  (2797)}. Ajax committed suicide, Teucer buried him in the sands of Troy, and when he returned home with

this news and without the bones of Ajax, Telamon banished him as he had been banished by his own father. Telamon participated in the Calydonian boar hunt and also sailed the Argo to Colchis {see planet  (1135)} in search of the Golden Fleece. (Z 256).

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