|Discovered by||Edward L. G. Bowell|
|Discovery site||Anderson Mesa Station|
|Discovery date||August 30, 1981|
|1981 QH, 1975 EM1, 1972 TJ5, 1963 SP, 1935 HC, 1935 FQ|
|Minor planet category||Main Belt|
|Epoch March 6, 2006 (JD 2453800.5)|
|Aphelion||460.971409 Gm (3.08140088 AU)|
|Perihelion||352.337698 Gm (2.35523 AU)|
|406.654848 Gm (2.71831741 AU)|
Average orbital speed
|Dimensions||1 km² (estimated)|
In 1983, Peter Thomas, an assistant of Cornell University, proposed the idea of naming an asteroid after the creator of Scrooge McDuck. One of Ted Bowell's discoveries was used. On January 28, Minor Planet Circular reported the new name of the asteroid. A week later, Thomas informed Barks by mail about his initiative.
- Helnwein, Gottfried; Barks, Carl (July 11, 1992). "HELNWEIN TALKS WITH CARL BARKS". Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-28.
- Extract from Minor Planet Circular 7621 at the INDUCKS
- Peter Thomas, Carl Barks and Edward Bowell's correspondence about the naming of asteroid (2730) Barks at the INDUCKS
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