2801 Huygens

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2801 Huygens
Discovery
Discovered by Hendrik van Gent
Discovery date September 28, 1935
Designations
Named after
Christiaan Huygens
1935 SU1, 1968 UG,
1976 JP5, 1977 TT1,
1980 FF11, 1982 UZ
Minor planet category Main belt (Gefion family)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch November 26, 2005 (JD 2453700.5)
Aphelion 491.952 Gm (3.288 AU)
Perihelion 345.865 Gm (2.312 AU)
418.908 Gm (2.800 AU)
Eccentricity 0.174
1711.547 d (4.69 a)
17.66 km/s
6.899°
Inclination 9.564°
34.228°
314.770°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions unknown
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Albedo unknown
Temperature ~166 K (estimate)
Spectral type
S-type asteroid
12.20

2801 Huygens is a small main belt asteroid, which was discovered by Hendrik van Gent in 1935. It belongs to the Gefion family of asteroids. It is named after Christiaan Huygens, the Dutch astronomer, mathematician and physicist.