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(755) Quintilla

Reference work entry

Discovered 1908 Apr. 6 by J. H. Metcalf at Taunton.

This is the name of an Italian girl. The name was suggested by Miss Arville D. Walker, secretary to H. Shapley {see planet  (1123)}, because at the time of the naming (in 1926) no other planet name began with the letter “Q”. (H 76)

See also the remarks to planet  (1052).

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