Discovered 1904 July 7 by A. Charlois at Nice.
Named in memory of Max Pauly (1849–1917) of the Jena Carl Zeiss optical works. The genial Pauly was a good friend of Max Wolf. Pauly ground the 10-inch lens of the Bruce telescope, “das Juwel des Königstuhls”. Under his supervision, many large telescopes were produced for European as well as American Observatories. (H 57) Named by Max Wolf.
Obituary published in Astron. Nachr., Band 207, Nr. 4963, p. 219–224 (1918).