Syrinx

(1981 VA )
CURRENT POSITION: 23 LEO 57
Incl: 21.16037
Eccent: 0.7460926
Period: 3.8719928823109 years
AU 2.4657156
Type: 1803

Discovery Chart

4.11.1981 07:43 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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In 1918 the Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) composed the tone poem Pan and Syrinx, based on a story in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Syrinx was a river nymph who was pursued by Pan. The gods, taking pity on her, transformed her into a collection of reeds. The name was suggested by J. Meeus.

Avastatud: 4-11-1981 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Helin, E. F., Dunbar, R. S.

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