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(236) Honoria

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Discovered 1884 Apr. 26 by J. Palisa at Vienna.

Named possibly for the goddess personifying honor, worshiped at Rome. (H 28)

Named (BAJ Circ., No. 227 (1884)) by Edward Singleton Holden (1846–1914) {see planet  (2974)}, director of the Washburn Observatory of the University of Wisconsin in Madison and later director of the Lick Observatory. Holden was head of the American expedition to Caroline Island {see also the citation for planet  (235)} where he met the discoverer. Holden searched visually for an intra-Mercurian planet.

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