Discovered 1891 Nov. 27 by A. Borrelly at Marseilles.

Named for one of the Hyades which were said to have been originally nymphs, daughters of Atlas and an oceanid named Aethra {see planet  (132)}. Their number varies from two to seven, and their names were no less variable. The most usual seem to have been Ambrosia {see planet  (193)}, Eudora {(217)}, Aesyle, Coronis {(158)}, Dione {(106)}, Polyxo {(308)} and Phaeo. (M.-A. Combes)

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