Jimmy Page Planet (No Thelemic Content)

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Apologies for the absence of Thelemic content, but I couldn’t resist including the following from Harvard University:

Minor planet number 44016 has been named in honor of Jimmy Page, lead guitarist with Led Zeppelin.

The citation announcing the naming appeared on Minor Planet Circular 49102
Jimmypage

Minor planet number 44016 has been named in honor of Jimmy Page, lead guitarist with Led Zeppelin.

The citation announcing the naming appeared on Minor Planet Circular 49102 (issued on 2003 June 14), from which the following is extracted with permission:

(44016) Jimmypage = 1997 WQ28

Discovered 1997 Nov. 30 by M. Armstrong and C. Armstrong at Rolvenden.
James Patrick Page (b. 1944), composer, producer and master guitarist, is
one of the legendary figures in music. His work as a session man,
leader of the Yardbirds and the great Led Zeppelin, thrilled a
generation of fans and contemporaries and continues to inspire young
musicians.

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About (44016) Jimmypage

(44016) Jimmypage is in a 4.30-year elliptical orbit around the sun ranging in distance from 332.5 million km (at perihelion, closest point to the sun) to 458.9 million km (at aphelion, furthest point from the sun).

The next perihelion passage will occur on 2006 Dec. 11.4 UT.

The orbit is inclined by 11.3 degrees to the ecliptic plane (the plane of the earth’s orbit about the sun).

There is little information on the physical properties of (44016) Jimmypage. Even its diameter is uncertain — a range of 6 to 14 km is probable.

You will need a telescope to see this minor planet as its maximum brightness is some 1/5605 of the brightness of the faintest objects that can be seen with the unaided eye.

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