(742) Edisona

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Discovered 1913 Feb. 23 by F. Kaiser at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of the great American scientist and inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847–1931) immediately after his death. The “Astronomical Society Urania, Wiesbaden”, which Franz Kaiser founded, sent an artistically arranged scroll of dedication to the heirs of Edison by the help of the American Consulate at Frankfurt a.M. (H 75)

Edison is also honored by a lunar crater.

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