13123 Tyson

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Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker and D. H. Levy
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date May 16, 1994
MPC designation 13123
Named after Neil deGrasse Tyson
Alternative names 1994 KA
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.9987684
Perihelion 1.7188550
Eccentricity 0.2713047
Orbital period 1323.2391262
Mean anomaly 234.38473
Inclination 23.31546
Longitude of ascending node 68.98578
Argument of perihelion 251.60373
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 12.4

13123 Tyson (1994 KA) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on May 16, 1994 by C. S. Shoemaker and D. H. Levy at Palomar Observatory. It is named after Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium.[1]


  1. ^ "Neil deGrasse Tyson". Special Libraries Association. Archived from the original on 6 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 

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