Flora

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CURRENT POSITION: 14 LIB 20
Incl: 5.88909
Eccent: 0.1558501
Period: 3.2663355474794 years
AU 2.2013739
Type: 0000

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18.10.1847 00:00 London 24e45 59n26 observations 0

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Named for the goddess of flowers and gardens, wife of Zephyrus. (H 2)

Named by J. Herschel (AN 26, 254 (1847)): “Pallas, Juno, Ceres and Vesta, as sober and majestic Duennas will abundantly provide for the respectability of the group between Mars and Jupiter, while Astraea, Iris, Hebe, and Flora will attract all eyes and fill all imaginations with sweet and graceful images.” The Open image in new window

Discovered on 18-10-1847 in London by Hind, J. R.

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