3251 Eratosthenes

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Eratosthenes
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 3251
Named after
Eratosthenes
6536 P-L
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.6138604
Perihelion 2.6053780
Eccentricity 0.1621553
2002.8998652
227.44117
Inclination 0.71815
142.40859
237.57803
Physical characteristics
12.9

3251 Eratosthenes (6536 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.

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