(713) Luscinia

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Discovered 1911 Apr. 18 by J. Helffrich at Heidelberg.

Named after several Old World thrushes of genus Luscinia (the nightingale) noted for the sweet and usually nocturnal song of the male. (H 72)

The naming might be influenced by the two letters of the provisional designation 1911 LS. See also the remarks to planet  (579).

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