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Incl: 6.02889
Eccent: 0.185045
Period: 3.7678342476604 years
AU 2.4212955
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

17.4.1861 00:00 Madras 24e45 59n26 observations 0

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Asia was the wife of Iapetus and the mother of Atlas and Prometheus {see planet  (1809)}. The discoverer stated in AN 55, 285 (1861)): “The name “Asia” has been selected in consequence of this being the first discovery made in this quarter of the globe. As one of the Oceanides, Asia has just as much right to a celestial celebrity as her sisters Europa, Doris {see planets  (52) and  (48)} and many others of the same family long since adopted.” (H 10)

This is the first numbered minor planet discovered in Asia.

Avastatud: 17-4-1861 Avastamiskoht: Madras Avastajad: Pogson, N. R.

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