Discovered 1893 Mar. 21 by A. Charlois at Nice.
Named by the orbit computer Prof. G. Boccardi to honor the Italian astronomer Vincenzo Cerulli (1859–1927). Boccardi worked for many years in the private observatory of Cerulli in Teramo. See also the citation for planet (704). (H 40)
This planet was studied by E. Strömgren on its approach of only 4.5 million miles to (386) Siegena in January, 1921.