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(2739) Taguacipa

Reference work entry

1952 UZ1. Discovered 1952 Oct. 17 by J. L. Brady at Mount Wilson.

Named for the great Deceiver in Inca mythology. He is the evil dual of the creator of the human race Viracocha {see planet  (2738)}, who turns to evil the good men Viracocha created. The two always traveled in company, and their companionship continues by their being adjacent in the minor planet tables. (M 22496)

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

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