57658 Nilrem

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Nilrem
Discovery and designation
Discovered by M. Ory
Discovery site Vicques
Discovery date October 17, 2001
Designations
MPC designation 57658
Named after
Jean-Claude Merlin
2001 UJ1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.6904673
Perihelion 2.5398667
Eccentricity 0.0287937
1544.7122098
13.55440
Inclination 13.60697
33.23287
187.06990
Physical characteristics
15.1

57658 Nilrem (2001 UJ1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 17, 2001 by M. Ory at Vicques.

It is named after Jean-Claude Merlin (b. 1954), a technician in process computing in Le Creusot, France, an observer of comets and asteroids for more than 30 years. He wrote many papers for astronomical magazines and several books about minor planets. He is the founder-president of the Société Astronomique de Bourgogne. Nilrem changes to "Merlin" spelled backwards.

References[edit]

Minor Planet Circular 51190

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