3806 Tremaine

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3806 Tremaine
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3806 Tremaine (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). Jupiter is the outermost planet shown.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Bus, S. J.
Discovery site Siding Spring
Discovery date March 1, 1981
Orbital characteristics
Aphelion 3.3321729
Perihelion 1.7531637
2.5426683
Eccentricity 0.3105024
1480.9247635 days
327.15843
Inclination 10.02189
199.51632
188.51657
2454535.5997063
Physical characteristics
14.6

3806 Tremaine is a small asteroid of the Alinda family. It was first sighted on 14 October 1975 [1] and given the provisional designation 1975 TY5. Two more sightings occurred (1979 SC11 and 1979 TL2) before the March 1, 1981 sighting by Schelte J. Bus (provisional designation 1981 EW32) finally nailed down the orbit.

It is named for the noted Canadian astrophysicist Scott Tremaine.