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(593) Titania

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Discovered 1906 Mar. 20 by A. Kopff at Heidelberg.

Named after the wife of Oberon, queen of fairies and gnomes in Shakespeare’s {see planet  (2985)} A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (H 63)

The naming might be influenced by the two letters of the provisional designation 1906 TT. See also the remarks to planet  (579). Titania is also the name of the third satellite of Uranus, discovered 1787 by W. Herschel.

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