147397 Bobhazel

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147397 Bobhazel
Discovered by James Whitney Young
Discovery site Table Mountain Observatory near Wrightwood, California
Discovery date March 30, 2003
MPC designation 147397
2003 FO7
Orbital characteristics
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 3.3161482
Perihelion 2.5640466
Eccentricity 0.1279042
Inclination 4.60314
Physical characteristics
16.0 [2]

147397 Bobhazel (2003 FO7) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 30, 2003 by James Whitney Young at the Table Mountain Observatory near Wrightwood, California.[1]

Named for the combination of the two first names of Bob and Hazel, the discoverer’s friends Bob and Hazel Sealy of Seaside, Oregon. The Sealy family was partly instrumental in the discoverer’s early astronomical career. Bob Sealy founded the Seaside Amateur Astronomers Club and taught astronomy at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon.

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  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (145001)-(150000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
  • Minor Planet Circulars, 2007 November 24.

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