172850 Coppens

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172850 Coppens
Discovery
Discovered by Jean-Claude Merlin
Discovery date March 3, 2005
Designations
MPC designation 172850 Coppens
Named after
Yves Coppens
2005 EU27
Minor planet category main belt asteroid
Orbital characteristics[1]
Aphelion 2.9691756 AU (444,182,347.494 km)
Perihelion 2.6602912 AU (397,973,898.962 km)
2.8147334 AU (421,078,123.228 km)
Eccentricity 0.0548692
1724.8618278 days
4.72 years
130.47787°
Inclination 1.78791°
Physical characteristics
16.4

172850 Coppens (provisional designation 2005 EU27) is a main belt asteroid. It was discovered by Jean-Claude Merlin on March 3, 2005 at Tenagra II Observatory. 172850 Coppens is named after Yves Coppens, an internationally known paleoanthropologist.

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