(184) Dejopeja

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Discovered 1878 Feb. 28 by J. Palisa at Pola.

Named for the fairest of the 14 nymphs who attended Juno {see planet  (3)} who promised her in marriage of Aeolus, god of the winds, if he would destroy the fleet of Aeneas {see planet  (1172)} which was sailing for Italy. Some sources call Dejopeja an attendant nymph of Cyrene {see planet  (133)}. (H 23)

Named by R. Müller, director of the Hydrographic Service in Pola.

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