[Iaude] MPEC E58: SATELLITE OF (41) Daphne

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M.P.E.C. 2019-E58                                Issued 2019 Mar. 6, 17:04 UT
     The Minor Planet Electronic Circulars contain information on unusual
         minor planets and routine data on comets.  They are published
    on behalf of Division F of the International Astronomical Union by the
          Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory,
                          Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.

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                              MPC at CFA.HARVARD.EDU
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                           SATELLITE OF (41) Daphne

     The Minor Planet Center has assigned the permanent designation
(41) Daphne I to the satellite S/2008 (41) 1 discovered by A. R. Conrad et al.
(IAUC 8930).

     The IAU Working Group on Small Body Nomenclature has approved the name
Peneius for this satellite.  The discoverers supplied the following

     "In Greek mythology, Peneius was a river god and father of the nymph
Daphne.  In trying to avoid pursuit by Apollo, Daphne asked her father for
protection, which he provided by turning her into a laurel tree."

Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2019 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2019-E58

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