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(886) Washingtonia

Reference work entry

Discovered 1917 Nov. 16 by G. H. Peters at Washington.

Independently discovered 1917 Nov. 12 by M. Harwood at Nantucket.

Named in honor of George Washington (1732–1799), the first president (1789–1797) of the United States of America. (H 86)

For a more detailed description of the discovery circumstances see the the citations for planets  (7040) and  (7041), respectively.

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