11755 Paczynski

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Paczynski
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld and T. Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date September 24, 1960
Designations
MPC designation 11755
Named after
Bohdan Paczyński
2691 P-L
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.7520262
Perihelion 2.0129606
Eccentricity 0.1551034
1343.2163712
112.57870
Inclination 2.82999
32.81067
191.72702
Physical characteristics
14.7

11755 Paczynski (2691 P-L) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 24, 1960 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.

Polish-born astrophysicist Bohdan Paczyński (b. 1940), at Princeton University since 1982, is known for his theoretical work on gamma ray bursters---he was an early proponent of their being at cosmological distances---and for leading searches for gravitational lensing by low-mass stars and substellar objects.[1]

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