(550) Senta

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Discovered 1904 Nov. 16 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named probably for the daughter of Daland, Norse sea captain in the opera Der fliegende Holländer (composed 1841) by Richard Wagner {see planet  (3992)}, which is based on Heinrich Heine’s (1797–1856) version of the legend. (H 58)

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