5682 Beresford

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Beresford
Discovery and designation
Discovered by R. H. McNaught
Discovery site Siding Spring
Discovery date October 9, 1990
Designations
MPC designation 5682
1990 TB
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.9841043
Perihelion 1.6089075
Eccentricity 0.2994107
1271.1587014
25.01200
Inclination 7.94772
212.89406
138.21119
Physical characteristics
14.0

5682 Beresford (1990 TB) is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on October 9, 1990 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring.

Named in honor of Anthony Charles Beresford (b. 1942), prominent Australian amateur astronomer. Amongst his wide ranging astronomical interests he is an active artificial satellite observer, having been part of Operation Moonwatch from 1960 to 1975. He plays an important role in the dissemination of astronomical information and discoveries in South Australia. Always knowledgeable about current events, Tony Beresford has been of considerable help to the discoverer on many occasions. Name suggested and citation endorsed by D. I. Steel.

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