2940 Bacon

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Bacon
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date September 24, 1960
Designations
MPC designation 2940
Named after
Francis Bacon
3042 P-L
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.4378769
Perihelion 2.1299959
Eccentricity 0.2348978
1696.6308963
74.60414
Inclination 6.43708
273.84235
117.10544
Physical characteristics
14.0

2940 Bacon (3042 P-L) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 24, 1960 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory.

It was named in honour of Sir Francis Bacon[1]

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