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(1808) Bellerophon

Reference work entry

2517 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named after the hero of a Greek saga, who vanquished the Chimaera {see planet  (623)}, a monster which was partly lion, partly goat, partly serpent. (M 3934)

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