2104 Toronto

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Toronto
Discovery
Discovered by Karl W. Kamper
Discovery site Tautenburg
Discovery date 15 August 1963
Designations
MPC designation 2104
Named after
University of Toronto
1963 PD
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 60.90 yr (22244 days)
Aphelion 3.5700963 AU (534.07880 Gm)
Perihelion 2.8038373 AU (419.44809 Gm)
3.186967 AU (476.7635 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1202176
5.69 yr (2078.1 d)
255.49419°
0° 10m 23.649s / day
Inclination 18.37807°
252.49754°
291.74761°
Earth MOID 1.86113 AU (278.421 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.6721 AU (250.14 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.107
Physical characteristics
8.97 h (0.374 d)
9.8

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2104 Toronto (1963 PD)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Canadian Asteroids, The Royal Astronomy Society of Canada, July 22, 2008, retrieved 2009-01-19 

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