(704) Interamnia

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Discovered 1910 Oct. 2 by V. Cerulli at Teramo.

Ancient name of the city of Teramo where the discoverer was born and where this planet was discovered. (J. Meeus)

Vincenzo Cerulli (1859–1927) in 1890 built a private observatory with a 40-cm Cooke telescope which he left to the Italian nation. He extensively studied minor planet  (433) Eros at its 1900 opposition. The name Interamnia was sometimes erroneously interpreted as the ancient name of Terni in Umbria, Italy. The ancient name of Terni {see planet  (5654)}, however, is Interamna. This clarification was given by S. De Meis.

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