7359 Messier

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Messier
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Klet
Discovery site Klet
Discovery date January 16, 1996
Designations
MPC designation 7359
Named after
Charles Messier
1996 BH
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.6486350
Perihelion 2.5419812
Eccentricity 0.1787631
1989.0891828
159.62935
Inclination 3.67039
119.19082
279.45042
Physical characteristics
12.2

7359 Messier (1996 BH) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on January 16, 1996 by Miloš Tichý at Klet. It is named for the French astronomer Charles Messier (1730–1817).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D.; International Astronomical Union (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names. Berlin; New York: Springer-Verlag. pp. 592–593. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 

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