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(82) Alkmene

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Discovered 1864 Nov. 27 by R. Luther at Düsseldorf.

Named after the mother of Hercules by Jupiter who had assumed the shape of her husband Amphitryon. (H 12)

Named by C. von Littrow, E. Weiss and Th. von Oppolzer in Vienna at the request of the discoverer (AN 63, 269 (1864)).

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