1721 Wells

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1721 Wells (1953 TD3)
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Indiana University
Discovery site Brooklyn, Indiana
Discovery date October 3, 1953 (1953-10-03)
Designations
Named after
Herman B. Wells
1944 DA
1958 QE
A905 CG
Minor planet category Main-belt asteroid
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 2456200.5
Aphelion 3.293 AU
Perihelion 3.006 AU
3.149 AU
Eccentricity 0.046
5.59 years
146.80340°
Inclination 16.122°
317.363°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 40.03 km
Albedo 0.053
10.80

1721 Wells (1953 TD3) is an asteroid discovered at Goethe Link Observatory near Brooklyn, Indiana by the Indiana Asteroid Program. It is named for Herman B. Wells, president of Indiana University from 1937 to 1962.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)
  2. ^ 1721 Wells (1953 TD3)
  3. ^ Lutz D. Schmandel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, v. 1 (Springer, 2003), p. 137, col. 1. ISBN 3540002383