3123 Dunham

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Dunham
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Bowell, E.
Discovery site Flagstaff (AM)
Discovery date August 30, 1981
Designations
MPC designation 3123
1981 QF2
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.7933499
Perihelion 2.1320273
Eccentricity 0.1342684
1411.6033402
325.37836
Inclination 1.99408
123.14351
223.13047
Physical characteristics
13.54

3123 Dunham (1981 QF2) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on August 30, 1981 by Bowell, E. at Flagstaff (AM).

Named in honor of David W. Dunham, American astronomer and organizer of the International Occultation Timing Association. Dunham has played a cardinal role in collecting and analyzing occultation observations, particularly those involving asteroids and grazing occultations by the moon. In addition, he has stimulated many observers to make accurate and useful timings of occultation phenomena. Name proposed by the discoverer following suggestions by E. Goffin and P. L. Dombrowski.

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