196481 VATT

This minor planet is named after the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, an observatory on Mount Graham in Southern Arizona that is operated by the Vatican City State and the Vatican Observatory in partnership with the University of Arizona.

The symbol of this minor planet is a simplification of the emblem on the flag and coat of arms of the Vatican City - two crossed keys - over an inverted triangle containing an asteroidal star, a symbol for observatories.

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