(964) Subamara

Reference work entry

Discovered 1921 Oct. 27 by J. Palisa at Vienna.

Amarus is the Latin word for bitter and the addition of the prefix sub yield the meaning ‘very bitter’. This name very probably reflects the bad observing situation from the Vienna Observatory during the last years of Palisa’s life. This interpretation is supported by his paper in AN 222, 172 (1924). (A. Schnell)

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