39428 Emilybrontë

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39428 Emilybrontë
Name Emilybrontë
Designation 4169 T-2
Discoverer C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld
Discovery date September 29, 1973
Orbital elements
Epoch October 27, 2007 (JDCT 2454400.5)
Eccentricity (e) 0.2014777
Semimajor axis (a) 2.4673967 AU
Perihelion (q) 1.9702713 AU
Aphelion (Q) 2.9645221 AU
Orbital period (P) 3.88 a
Inclination (i) 3.38190°
Longitude of the ascending node (Ω) 73.83850°
Argument of Perihelion (ω) 305.47884°
Mean anomaly (M) 327.69031°

39428 Emilybrontë is a main belt asteroid with an orbital period of 1415.6533112 days (3.88 years).[1]

The asteroid was discovered on 29 September 1973 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld on photographic plates taken by Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California.

It was named in honour of English novelist Emily Brontë.


  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-04-21.