2233 Kuznetsov

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Discovery and designation
Discovered by L. V. Zhuravleva
Discovery site Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
Discovery date December 3, 1972
MPC designation 2233
Named after Nikolai Ivanovich Kuznetsov
Alternative names 1972 XE1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.4643440
Perihelion 2.0911834
Eccentricity 0.0819138
Orbital period 1255.6292738
Mean anomaly 150.85801
Inclination 3.41657
Longitude of ascending node 247.40801
Argument of perihelion 159.14396
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 12.7

2233 Kuznetsov (1972 XE1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on 3 December 1972 by L. V. Zhuravleva at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. It was named after Nikolai Ivanovich Kuznetsov (1911–44), a Russian intelligence agent, WWII partisan, and posthumous Hero of the Soviet Union.

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