Undina

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CURRENT POSITION: 4 TAU 13
Incl: 9.93189
Eccent: 0.1049927
Period: 5.6864448739369 years
AU 3.1857656
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

7.7.1867 00:00 Clinton 75w24 43n3 observations 0

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Named for the heroine of the early 19th century novel Undine by the German romantic writer F. H. K. de la Motte Fouqué (1777–1843) who wrote many chivalric romances, tales and plays based on Norse mythology. Undine is one of a group of female water spirits. When an Undine married a mortal and born a child she received a soul. If, however, her lover proved to be unfaithful, she would be forced to return to the sea. (LDS)

The discoverer explained the naming in AN 69, 349 (1867): “Der Planet ... hat den Namen Undina erhalten, welcher sich vielleicht nicht in den alten Classikern findet, aber jedenfalls klassisch richtig gebildet, und ausserdem durch die liebliche Dichtung von de la Motte Fouqué verherrlicht worden ist.” Two romantic operas by A. Lortzing (1801–1851) and by E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776–1822) are based on the tale.

Avastatud: 7-7-1867 Avastamiskoht: Clinton Avastajad: Peters, C. H. F.

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