|Discovered by K. Reinmuth|
MPC designation 1016 Anitra
Minor planet category main-belt
Asteroid family Flora family
|Discovery date 31 January 1924|
Alternative names 1924 QG · 1929 TE1
Discovered 31 January 1924
Discoverer Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Asteroid group Asteroid belt
|Named after fictional character
in drama Peer Gynt|
Discovery site Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl
Similar 1056 Azalea, 1002 Olbersia, 1001 Gaussia, 1111 Reinmuthia, 1207 Ostenia
1016 Anitra, provisional designation 1924 QG, is a main-belt asteroid discovered by German astronomer Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth at Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory on January 31, 1924.
The asteroid is probably named after the Arabian dancer Anitra, daughter of a Bedouin chief in Henrik Ibsen's drama Peer Gynt. The Norwegian Edvard Grieg composed the Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 of which one of the pieces is called "Anitra's Dance".