THE VARIABLE ASTEROID 1905 Q.Y.—From a telegram from Dr. Palisa to the Kiel Centralstelle, it appears that the asteroid which, on the supposition that it was a newly discovered one, was designated 1905 Q.Y., is identical with that known previously as (167) Urda. The identity is confirmed by Prof. Berberich, who writes that on August 28 the magnitude of Urda was from 0.5m. to 1.0m. brighter than shown by the value given in the Jahrbuch (Astronomische Nachrichten, No. 4046).