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Discovered 1858 Jan. 22 by A. Laurent at Nimes.

The planet was named “in memory and honor of the city and the fountain of the god Nemausus”. Nemausus was the ancient name of Nimes. (H 8)

Named (AN 47, 349 (1858)) by B. Valz with permission of the discoverer.

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