964 Subamara

The name of this minor planet derives from the Latin neologism subamarus, meaning "very bitter." It earned that name because it was observed by Palisa under poor observational conditions, and furthermore the name represents the bad conditions that endured at the Vienna Observatory for the later years of Palisa's life.

The symbol for this minor planet represents the general concept of problematic observational astronomy: a telescope, as Telescopium, with a cross at the upper end, as if the viewing port has been marked with an X.

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