(2150) Nyctimene

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1977 TA. Discovered 1977 Oct. 13 by W. Sebok at Palomar.

Nyctimene was a daughter of Epopeus, King of Lesbos. Pursued and raped by her father, she concealed herself in the shade of forests. Athena {see planet  (881)} rescued her there by metamorphosing her into an owl. (M 21128)

Named by the Minor Planet Names Committee following a suggestion by F. Pilcher.

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