|Discovery and designation|
|Discovered by||Robert H. McNaught|
|Discovery site||Siding Spring Observatory|
|Discovery date||4 January 1989|
|Epoch 14 May 2008|
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.
- JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 6708 Bobbievaile
- 6708 Bobbievaile entry in Johnstons Archive list 'Asteroids with Satellites'
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