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(233) Asterope

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Discovered 1883 May 11 by A. Borrelly at Marseilles.

Named for one the seven Pleiades (also Sterope), daughters of Atlas by Pleione, greatly beloved by the gods. Asterope is also commemorated by a Pleiades star. (H 28)

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