Berenike

(1907 BK )
CURRENT POSITION: 16 TAU 32
Incl: 11.29501
Eccent: 0.0403074
Period: 5.2452993173089 years
AU 3.0187938
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

27.11.1907 00:00 Taunton 71w5 41n54 observations 0

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Named after the daughter of king Magas of Cyrene (273?–221 B.C.) and wife (247 B.C.) of Ptolemaeus III. Berenike sacrified her magnificent hair at the temple of Venus after the safely return of Ptolemaeus from a war against Syria. The hair was transferred to the skies and formed a constellation (Coma Berenices). (LDS)

The naming might be influenced by the two letters of the provisional designation 1907 BK. See also the remarks to planet  (579).

Avastatud: 27-11-1907 Avastamiskoht: Taunton Avastajad: Metcalf, J. H.

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