6696 Eubanks

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Eubanks
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.1939279
Perihelion 2.1571143
Eccentricity 0.1937592
1598.4939345
23.17775
Inclination 1.73719
4.87519
295.56164
Physical characteristics
12.8

6696 Eubanks (1986 RC1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 1, 1986 by Oak Ridge Observatory at Harvard.[1]

It is named after T. Marshall Eubanks of the US Naval Observatory,[2] in honor of his contributions to astronomy and geodesy, among them his development of the navy radio interferometry network and his analysis of data relating to Earth's rotation and polar motion. The name was proposed by I. I. Shapiro.[1]

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Citations
  1. ^ a b Schmadel, p.550
  2. ^ "The USNO Asteroid Connection" (PDF). The USNO Transit 1 (2). April–May 2009. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 
Bibliography
  • Schmadel‏, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names. Springer‏. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 

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