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(806) Gyldénia

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Discovered 1915 Apr. 18 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of the Swedish astronomer Johan August Hugo Gyldén (1841–1896), director of the Stockholm Observatory and author of a new method for computing perturbations of planets and comets. (H 80)

Gyldén is also honored by a lunar crater.

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