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(19) Fortuna

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Discovered 1852 Aug. 22 by J. R. Hind at London.

Named after a powerful deity among the ancients, goddess of fortune, dispenser of riches and poverty, pleasures and misfortunes. (H 4)

Named by the discoverer “at the deputation of Mr. Bishop”. The planet was discovered at W. Bishop’s private observatory.

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