7345 Happer

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Happer
Discovery and designation
Discovered by McNaught, R. H.
Discovery site Siding Spring
Discovery date July 28, 1992
Designations
MPC designation 7345
1992 OF
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.2443147
Perihelion 1.6592275
Eccentricity 0.3232535
1402.2269233
34.09543
Inclination 3.67921
68.43242
281.23014
Physical characteristics
14.7

7345 Happer (1992 OF) is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on July 28, 1992 by Robert H. McNaught at Siding Spring.[1] It is named after Felix Happer, the character played by Burt Lancaster in the film Local Hero, who wanted to find a comet to be named after him.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D.; International Astronomical Union (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names. Berlin; New York: Springer-Verlag. p. 592. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 

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