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(724) Hapag

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Discovered 1911 Oct. 21 by J. Palisa at Vienna.

This planet honors by the initials the “Hamburg-Amerika Paketfahrt Aktien-Gesellschaft”. The planet was named on the occasion of the meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft in Hamburg, 1913. (H 73; AN 196, 139 (1913))

At the Hamburg AG meeting the planets  (721),  (723),  (724) and  (725) were named. Turner (Observatory, Vol. 36, No. 466, p. 415–416 (1913)) published verses, written by Palisa, which elucidate the naming history.

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