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194 Prokne is a main-belt asteroid that was discovered by German-American astronomer C. H. F. Peters on March 21, 1879 in Clinton, New York, and named after Procne, the sister of Philomela in Greek mythology. [1]

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Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System.

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The asteroid belt is the region of the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter.

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The astronomical unit (symbol au, AU or ua) is a unit of length, roughly the distance from the Earth to the Sun.

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C-type asteroids are carbonaceous asteroids.

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Carbon (from carbo "coal") is a chemical element with symbol C and atomic number 6.

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Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters (September 19, 1813 – July 18, 1890) was a German-American astronomer, and a pioneer in the study of asteroids.

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Clinton is a village in Oneida County, New York, United States.

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Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices.

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Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, a region sometimes called the "American Heartland".

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The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) was the first-ever space-based observatory to perform a survey of the entire sky at infrared wavelengths.

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In astronomy, a light curve is a graph of light intensity of a celestial object or region, as a function of time.

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In astronomy, magnitude is the logarithmic measure of the brightness of an object, measured in a specific wavelength or passband, usually in the visible or near-infrared spectrum.

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An occultation is an event that occurs when one object is hidden by another object that passes between it and the observer.

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Philomela or Philomel (Φιλομήλη, Philomēlē) is a minor figure in Greek mythology and is frequently invoked as a direct and figurative symbol in literary, artistic, and musical works in the Western canon.

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Photometry is a technique of astronomy concerned with measuring the flux, or intensity of an astronomical object's electromagnetic radiation.

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Procne (Πρόκνη) is a minor figure in Greek mythology.

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The Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory (Пу́лковская астрономи́ческая обсервато́рия, official name The Central Astronomical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences at Pulkovo, Гла́вная (Пу́лковская) астрономи́ческая обсервато́рия Росси́йской акаде́мии нау́к), the principal astronomical observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, located 19 km south of Saint Petersburg on Pulkovo Heights above sea level.

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A star is a luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity.

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The W. M. Keck Observatory is a two-telescope astronomical observatory at an elevation of 4,145 meters (13,600 ft) near the summit of Mauna Kea in the U.S. state of Hawaii.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194_Prokne

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