11696 Capen

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11696 Capen
Name Capen
Designation 1998 FD74
Discoverer Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search
Discovery date March 22, 1998
Discovery site Anderson Mesa Station
Orbital elements
Epoch October 27, 2007 (JDCT 2454400.5)
Eccentricity (e) 0.1433422
Semimajor axis (a) 2.2058864 AU
Perihelion (q) 1.8896898 AU
Aphelion (Q) 2.5220830 AU
Orbital period (P) 3.28 a
Inclination (i) 3.49894°
Longitude of the ascending node (Ω) 66.40693°
Argument of Perihelion (ω) 121.46991°
Mean anomaly (M) 33.96710°

11696 Capen is a main belt asteroid. It has an eccentricity of 0.1433422 and an orbital period of 1196.6665258 days (3.28 years).[1]

This asteroid was discovered on March 22, 1998 by Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search.

The asteroid is named for Charles Franklin Capen, an employee at Lowell Observatory.[1]


  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-02-28.