(207) Hedda

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Discovered 1879 Oct. 17 by J. Palisa at Pola.

Named in honor of Hedwig Winnecke, wife of Friedrich A. T. Winnecke, director of the Strassburg Observatory. Hedwig Winnecke, née Dell, was a niece of Otto Struve {see planet  (2227)}. (Vierteljahrsschr. Astron. Ges., 16. Jahrg., p. 281 (1881))

Named during the meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft at Strassburg, September 1881 (BAJ Circ., No. 174 (1882)). The nordic form ‘Hedda’ was proposed by J. Gyldén.

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