2905 Plaskett

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Plaskett
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Ted Bowell
Discovery site Flagstaff (AM)
Discovery date January 24, 1982
Designations
MPC designation 2905
Named after
John Stanley Plaskett
1982 BZ2
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.0781151
Perihelion 2.5261903
Eccentricity 0.0984823
1713.3106773
128.50118
Inclination 8.89830
10.01216
220.24713
Physical characteristics
12.1

2905 Plaskett (1982 BZ2) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on January 24, 1982 by Ted Bowell at Flagstaff (AM).[1] It is named after the Canadian astronomers John Stanley Plaskett and Harry Hemley Plaskett.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 2905 Plaskett". 
  2. ^ Halliday, I. (1985). "Two more minor planets named for Canadian astronomers". Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 79: 26. Bibcode:1985JRASC..79...26H.