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Discovered 1918 Sept. 3 by J. Palisa at Vienna.

This name stands for the adherence to the highest principles and ideals. This has been assigned in honor of the discoverer after his death because uprightness was considered to be one of the essential traits of his character. (H 87)

Named by the Austrian astronomer J. Rheden in agreement with Anna Palisa, the second wife of the discoverer (AN 240, 303 (1930)).

The planets  (975) and  (996) have been named in a similar way after the death of Palisa.

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