3936 Elst

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Elst
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, and Tom Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date October 16, 1977
Designations
MPC designation 3936
Named after
Eric Walter Elst
2321 T-3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.7380835
Perihelion 2.1183463
Eccentricity 0.1276117
1382.0670656
117.34942
Inclination 5.63933
240.82960
38.07162
Physical characteristics
13.0

3936 Elst (2321 T-3) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 16, 1977 by Dutch astronomers Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, and Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory. It was named after Belgian astronomer Eric Walter Elst.

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