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(998) Bodea

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Discovered 1923 Aug. 6 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of the German astronomer and mathematician Johann Elert Bode (1747–1826). He was the founder of the Berliner Astronomisches Jahrbuch (1774) and director of the Berlin Observatory in 1780. He is also known for the empiric law of planetary distances  (1766) which was originally found by J. D. Titius {see planet  (1998)}. (H 95)

Name proposed by B. Asplind.

Bode is also honored by a lunar crater.

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