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(251) Sophia

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Discovered 1885 Oct. 4 by J. Palisa at Vienna.

Named in honor of Sophie von Seeliger, née Stoeltzel, wife of the German astronomer Hugo von Seeliger {see planet  (892)}. Palisa was informed on the marriage which took place in 1885, the year of the meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft in Geneva. (A. Schnell) Name proposed by H. von Seeliger.

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