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(651) Antikleia

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Discovered 1907 Oct. 4 by A. Kopff at Heidelberg.

Named for the wife of Laertes, king of Ithaca, who died of an affliction caused by the prolonged absence of her son, Odysseus {see planet  (1143)}. (H 67)

The naming might be influenced by the two letters of the provisional designation 1907 AN. See also the remarks to planet  (579).

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