(29) Amphitrite

Reference work entry

Discovered 1854 Mar. 1 by A. Marth at London.

Independently discovered 1854 Mar. 2 by N. R. Pogson at Oxford and Mar. 3 by J. Chacornac at Paris.

Named after an Oceanid, wife of Poseidon {see planet  (4341)} and mother of Triton. (H 5)

Named by W. Bishop at whose private observatory the planet was discovered. The symbol used for Amphitrite Open image in new window in ancient times was a shell and a star.

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