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(23) Thalia

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Discovered 1852 Dec. 15 by J. R. Hind at London.

Named for the Muse of comedy {see also planet  (18)}. Thalia is also one of the three Graces, daughters of Venus by Jupiter or Bacchus {see planet  (2063)}. The other Graces are Euphrosyne and Aglaja {see planets  (31) and  (47)}. (H 4)

Named by W. Bishop at whose private observatory the planet was discovered (AN 35, 380 (1852)).

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