(734) Benda

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Discovered 1912 Oct. 11 by J. Palisa at Vienna.

Named in honor of Anna Benda, second wife of the discoverer, which he married in 1902. (M. G. Firneis, Astron. Ges., Abstr. Ser., No. 13, p. 143 (1997))

This name erroneously was attributed to the Czech composer Karl Bendl (1838–1897) in previous editions of this Dictionary.

Named by friends of the discoverer (Astronomischer Kalender für 1917).

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