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(750) Oskar

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Discovered 1913 Apr. 28 by J. Palisa at Vienna.

Named very probably in remembrance of Oskar Ruben von Rothschild (1888–1909), the youngest son of Baron Albert von Rothschild {see planet  (719)}. The reconstruction and improvement of the telescope drive of the so-called Rothschild Coudé Telescope of the Vienna Observatory was payed by the Oskar Freiherr von Rothschild-Stiftung in 1913. (A. Schnell)

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

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