46610 Besixdouze

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46610 Bésixdouze
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Kin Endate and Kazuro Watanabe
Discovery site Kitami
Discovery date October 15, 1993
Designations
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch July 23, 2010
Aphelion 2.6812984 AU
Perihelion 1.8593602 AU
Semi-major axis 2.2703293 AU
Eccentricity 0.1810174
Orbital period 1249.486 days
Mean anomaly 326.18968°
Inclination 2.40223°
Longitude of ascending node 172.16889°
Argument of perihelion 211.68772°
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 15.5

46610 Bésixdouze (1993 TQ1) is an asteroid belonging to the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

It was formally pinpointed by Kin Endate and Kazuro Watanabe on October 15, 1993.[1]

The name was suggested by F. Hemery and Jiří Grygar as a reference to the French novella The Little Prince. The title character lived on an asteroid named B612, which is 46610 written in hexadecimal notation. Additionally, Bésixdouze is one way to pronounce B612 in French (lit. 'B six twelve').

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. "Dictionary of Minor Planet Names", p. 895

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