6708 Bobbievaile

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Bobbievaile
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Robert H. McNaught
Discovery site Siding Spring Observatory
Discovery date 4 January 1989
Designations
MPC designation 6708
Named after
Bobbie Vaile
1989 AA5
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 14 May 2008
Aphelion 2.8898014
Perihelion 2.0011030
Eccentricity 0.1817043
1396.8095860
192.75055
Inclination 12.09162
115.93845
193.48609
Physical characteristics
12.8

6708 Bobbievaile (1989 AA5) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on 4 January 1989 by Robert H. McNaught at Siding Spring Observatory. It is named after Dr Roberta Anne 'Bobbie' Vaile and has an orbital period of 3.82 years.

On 7 May 2009 it was announced that 6708 Bobbievaile was determined to be a binary asteroid based on a series of lightcurve observations. The primary is estimated to have a diameter of approximately 8 km, and the secondary to have a diameter of approximately 4.5 km. The primary is probably spherical.

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