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Yes, you read the title correctly.

Projected orbital location of Solti 6974 on Sir Georg Solti’s 100th birthday (October 21, 2012)

Named for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s eighth music director, 6974 Solti—a main-belt asteroid—was discovered on June 27, 1992, by Henry E. Holt at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego, California.

The asteroid is 15.61 kilometers in diameter, and it was last observed on April 30, 2012. It has a rotation period of 2.423 hours and an orbital period of 4.19 years (1531.3032846 days).

Special thanks to my friend and colleague Tom Crawford.

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