12284 Pohl

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Pohl
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. F. Helin
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date March 17, 1991
Designations
MPC designation 12284
Named after
Frederik Pohl
1991 FP
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.7884194
Perihelion 2.6116204
Eccentricity 0.1838737
2090.8719674
341.35507
Inclination 14.63854
187.55697
30.62590
Physical characteristics
12.6

12284 Pohl (1991 FP) is an outer main-belt asteroid discovered on March 17, 1991 by E. F. Helin at Palomar Observatory. At the suggestion of fellow science fiction writer David Brin, the asteroid was named for Frederik Pohl.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gateways, Elizabeth Anne Hull ed., Tor, New York, 2010; page 93.

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