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741 Botolphia

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Discovered by  Joel Hastings Metcalf
Minor planet category  Main belt
Discovered  10 February 1913
Discoverer  Joel Hastings Metcalf
Discovery site  Winchester observatory
Discovery date  10 February 1913
Observation arc  107.00 yr (39080 d)
Orbits  Sun
Named after  Botwulf of Thorney
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Alternative names  1913 QT; A909 HA; 1973 GN
Aphelion  2.91350 AU (435.853 Gm)
Similar  958 Asplinda, 509 Iolanda, 441 Bathilde, 908 Buda, 528 Rezia

741 Botolphia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun, discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf on February 10, 1913 from Winchester. It is named after Saint Botolph, the semi-legendary founder of a 7th-century monastery that would become the town of Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

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