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Asteroid (2104) Toronto

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This minor planet, the first to be found at a Canadian Observatory, is named in honour of University of Toronto, during whose sesquicentennial celebration it was discovered, to acknowledge the central role played by the university in the development of astronomy in Canada. This planet was detected at the David Dunlap Observatory on plates taken by Sidney van den Bergh at the Tautenberg Observatory, East Germany.

Reference: MPC 4645

Name: 
Toronto
Number: 
2104
Designation: 
1963 PD
Disc. Date: 
1963-08-15
Discoverer: 
Kamper, K.W.
Disc. Place: 
Tautenberg