11694 Esterhuysen

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Esterhuysen
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team
Discovery site Socorro
Discovery date March 20, 1998
Designations
MPC designation 11694
1998 FO70
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.5631366
Perihelion 2.0836340
Eccentricity 0.1031905
1293.5412730
49.46668
Inclination 3.72418
163.95082
279.01006
Physical characteristics
14.9

11694 Esterhuysen (1998 FO70) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 20, 1998 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.

The asteroid was named for Stephanus Albertus Esterhuysen (b. 1983), a then student at the Technical High School in Potchefstroom, North West Province South Africa, who was a finalist with his engineering project: "Corundum and Spinel Synthesis[1] [2]" in the 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.[3]

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