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(78) Diana

Reference work entry

Discovered 1863 Mar. 15 by R. Luther at Düsseldorf.

Named for the goddess of the hunt and daughter of Jupiter and Latona {see planet  (639)}. The Greek name of Diana is Artemis {see planet  (105)}. (H 11)

Named by Privy Councilor of Justice W. Luther of Naumburg, uncle of the discoverer.

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