27711 Kirschvink

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Kirschvink
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date November 4, 1988
Designations
MPC designation 27711
1988 VT4
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.8305570
Perihelion 1.7532344
Eccentricity 0.2350287
1267.3328895
254.47081
Inclination 23.48548
226.89809
120.31974
Physical characteristics
14.4

27711 Kirschvink (1988 VT4) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on November 4, 1988 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar. It is named after California Institute of Technology professor Joseph L. Kirschvink, who was a student of E. M. Shoemaker as an undergraduate.


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