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(358) Apollonia

Reference work entry

Discovered 1893 Mar. 8 by A. Charlois at Nice.

The planet was probably named for a “ville ancienne de l’Illyrie, à l’embouchure de l’Aoüs, réputéee à l’éepoque gréco-romaine comme centre culturel et commercial.” This interpretation was given by M.-A. Combes. (J. Meeus)

See also the remarks to planet  (356).

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