6075 Zajtsev

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Discovery and designation
Discovered by N. S. Chernykh
Discovery site Nauchnyj
Discovery date April 1, 1976
MPC designation 6075
Named after
Aleksandr Leonidovich Zaitsev
1976 GH2
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.5650825
Perihelion 2.7373193
Eccentricity 0.1313409
Inclination 1.34877
Physical characteristics

6075 Zajtsev (1976 GH2) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on April 1, 1976 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Quote from Minor Planet Circular No 25445, 1995 (Attention! Do not correct "Evpatoria" into "Yevpatoria", because it is the authentic version!):

"Named in honor of Alexander L. Zaitsev,[1] Chief Scientist of the Institute of Radio-engineering and Electronics, Russia. Under his leadership, observation of Near-Earth asteroid 4179 Toutatis were successfully carried out in December 1992 using the 70-m dish of the Evpatoria Planetary Radar (EPR) in Ukraine, as the sounding signal transmitter and the 100-m radio telescope in Effelsberg in Germany, as the two-channel receiver of the radar echo from the minor planet's surface. Zaitsev is also responsible for initiating the world's first intercontinental radar astronomy experiment, 70-m dish of the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex to 70-m dish of the EPR observations of 6489 Golevka in June 1995. Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy".


  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. p. 508. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 

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