Minor planet number 8749 has been named in honor of the 1960s British group, the Beatles.
The citation announcing the naming appeared on Minor Planet Circular 43042 (issued on 2001 July 5), from which the following is extracted with permission:
(8749) Beatles = 1998 GJ10
Discovered 1998 Apr. 3 by J. Broughton at Reedy Creek Observatory.
The great 1960s British popular rock group from Liverpool comprised
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They are
unequalled in the rock era as prolific song writers and innovative recording
artists with George Martin.
About (8749) Beatles
(8749) Beatles is in a 3.38-year elliptical orbit around the sun ranging in distance from 273.8 million km (at perihelion, closest point to the sun) to 400.7 million km (at aphelion, furthest point from the sun).
The previous perihelion passage occurred on 2004 Feb. 6.2 UT.
The orbit is inclined by 3.4 degrees to the ecliptic plane (the plane of the earth's orbit about the sun).
There is little information on the physical properties of (8749) Beatles. Even its diameter is uncertain--a range of 3 to 7 km is probable.
You will need a telescope to see this minor planet as its maximum brightness is some 1/5804 of the brightness of the faintest objects that can be seen with the unaided eye.