(2797) Teucer

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1981 LK. Discovered 1981 June 4 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named for the son of Telamon {see planet  (1749)} and half-brother of Ajax {see planet  (1404)}. This most renowned of the Greek archers disposed of many Trojan soldiers by springing out from his great shield to loose an arrow, then darting back behind its cover. (M 8543)

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