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(975) Perseverantia

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Discovered 1922 Mar. 27 by J. Palisa at Vienna.

Named in honor of the discoverer after his death (1925). Perseverance was an essential trait of Palisa’s character. (H 93)

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

The planets  (902) and  (996) have been named in a similar way after the death of Palisa.

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