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1016 Anitra

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Discovered by  K. Reinmuth
MPC designation  1016 Anitra
Minor planet category  main-belt
Orbits  Sun
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".

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1016 Anitra Wikipedia


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