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(401) Ottilia

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Discovered 1895 Mar. 16 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

“Für den Planeten wurde der in der Schwarzwaldund Vogesensage eine Rolle spielende Name Ottilia gewählt.” The Black Forest runs north and south along the eastern side of the Rhine river in Germany, the Vosges along the western side of the river in France. (AN 138, 31 (1895))

Named by A. Berberich.

Berberich was interested in the planet because of the commensurability with Jupiter.

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