197856 Tafelmusik

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197856 Tafelmusik
Discovery
Discovered by David Balam
Discovery date 2004-08-21
Designations
MPC designation 197856
2004 QH16, 2001 WT61, 2003 EV16
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch January 4, 2010 (2455200.5)
Aphelion 2.8817896 AU
Perihelion 2.0489844 AU
2.4653870 AU
Eccentricity 0.1688995
204.76878°
Inclination 4.17568°
34.83408°
209.91542°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~1 km - 3 km[2]
16.3[1]

197856 Tafelmusik is an asteroid discovered by David D. Balam on Aug. 21, 2004.[1] There have been precovery images dating back to 2001.[1] It is named for the Baroque orchestra in Toronto.[3]

Tafelmusik is a term from the 16th and 17th centuries for Baroque era music that was used as background music for feasts, banquets and other outdoor events.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 197856 Tafelmusik (2004 QH16)" (2008-09-25 last obs). Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  2. ^ "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Asteroid has Tafelmusik's name on it". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 

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