11571 Daens

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Daens
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. W. Elst
Discovery site European Southern Observatory
Discovery date July 20, 1993
Designations
MPC designation 11571
Alternative names 1993 OR8
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.8011877
Perihelion 2.3361029
Eccentricity 0.2387185
Orbital period 1963.4437320
Mean anomaly 187.80390
Inclination 2.87398
Longitude of ascending node 137.36771
Argument of perihelion 269.79732
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 13.9

11571 Daens (1993 OR8) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on July 20, 1993 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.[1] According to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory database, the asteroid was named after Adolf Daens, a Flemish priest known for his socio-political involvement[1] featured in the film Daens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=11571+Daens JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 11571 Daens