129564 Christy

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129564 Christy
Discovered by Marc W. Buie
Discovery site Anderson Mesa
Discovery date March 7, 1997
MPC designation 129564 Christy
Named after
James W. Christy
1997 ER40
main-belt minor planet
Orbital characteristics
Aphelion 2.8897997 AU (432,307,881.869 km)
Perihelion 2.4610327 AU (368,165,251.643 km)
2.6754162 AU (400,236,566.756 km)
Eccentricity 0.0801309
1598.3999661 days
4.38 years
Inclination 14.3445°
Physical characteristics

129564 Christy (provisional designation: 1997 ER40) is a main-belt minor planet. It was discovered by Marc W. Buie at the Anderson Mesa Station in Coconino County, Arizona, on March 7, 1997. It is named after James W. Christy, an American astronomer most notable for his discovery of Pluto's satellite Charon.[1]

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