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(176) Iduna

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Discovered 1877 Oct. 14 by C. H. F. Peters at Clinton.

Named by the discoverer after a club in Stockholm, Sweden on the occasion of a meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft, 1877. In Norse mythology, Iduna was keeper of the apples which preserve the youth of the gods. (H 22)

The planet originally received the name Idunna and the number 175 (AN 91, 63 (1877): “Ich lege diesem Planeten den Namen Idunna bei, womit wenigstens diejenigen Mitglieder der Astronomischen Gesellschaft, die in Stockholm an der Gastfreundschaft der “Ydun” Theil nahmen, einverstanden sein werden.”

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