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(1865) Cerberus

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1971 UA. Discovered 1971 Oct. 26 by L. Kohoutek at Bergedorf.

Named for the three-headed dog that guarded the entrance to Hades. His capture (and subsequent return) marked the last of the twelve labors of Hercules. Cerberus is also the name of an extinct constellation now contained in the eastern part of Hercules. (M 3758)

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