2104 Toronto

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Toronto
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Karl W. Kamper
Discovery site Tautenburg
Discovery date August 15, 1963
Designations
MPC designation 2104
Named after
University of Toronto
1963 PD
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.5643200
Perihelion 2.8120350
Eccentricity 0.1179804
2079.2760977
130.00911
Inclination 18.37628
252.55507
292.35550
Physical characteristics
10.3

2104 Toronto (1963 PD) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on August 15, 1963 by Karl W. Kamper at the David Dunlap Observatory on plates taken at the Tautenburg Observatory by Sidney van den Bergh. It was the first minor planet to be discovered at an observatory in Canada and named after the University of Toronto which was celebrating its sesquicentennial at the time of its discovery and to note the important role that university had in developing Canadian astronomy.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian Asteroids, The Royal Astronomy Society of Canada, July 22, 2008, retrieved 2009-01-19 

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