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(3288) Seleucus

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1982 DV. Discovered 1982 Feb. 28 by H.-E. Schuster at La Silla.

Named for one of the generals of Alexander the Great and heir to the largest part of his empire. Seleucus maintained the best of relations with the great Babylonian teachers and priests, and the Chaldean astronomers are said to have predicted his becoming king. (M 10046)

Seleucus is also a name of a lunar crater.

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