5666 Rabelais

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Rabelais
Discovery and designation
Discovered by L. G. Karachkina
Discovery site Nauchnyj
Discovery date October 14, 1982
Designations
MPC designation 5666
Named after
François Rabelais
1982 TP1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.7880446
Perihelion 2.1812616
Eccentricity 0.1221062
1430.5303469
103.01530
Inclination 3.40130
242.02482
251.28168
Physical characteristics
13.2

5666 Rabelais (1982 TP1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 14, 1982 by L. G. Karachkina at Nauchnyj. It is named for the French satirist François Rabelais.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D.; International Astronomical Union (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names. Berlin; New York: Springer-Verlag. p. 480. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 

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