Doris

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CURRENT POSITION: 6 ARI 36
Incl: 6.5475
Eccent: 0.0720236
Period: 5.4849775834434 years
AU 3.1100677
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

19.9.1857 00:00 Paris 2e20 48n50 observations 0

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Named for one of the sea nymphs, called Oceanides, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. Doris married her brother Nereus {see planet  (4660)} by whom she bore the sea nymphs called Nereids, about fifty in number. (H 7)

Named by E. de Beaumont.

The name was chosen by the French geologist from a list of suggestions by Babinet, Secretary of the Paris Academy of Sciences. Beaumont further suggested the appellation deux Jumelles (the Twins) for this planet and (49) Pales, both discovered by Goldschmidt on the same night — a unique occurrence at that time.

Discovered on 19-9-1857 in Paris by Goldschmidt, H.

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