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(442) Eichsfeldia

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Discovered 1899 Feb. 15 by M. F. Wolf and A. Schwassmann at Heidelberg.

Named for the region of Eichsfeld in central Germany. (AN 154, 443 (1901); LDS)

Named by Rev. Anton K. Thraen {1843–1902} {see planet  (4098)} who improved the elements of this planet. Thraen was born in Holungen und died in Dingelstädt, both villages in the Eichsfeld region.

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