7687 Matthias

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Matthias
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld
Discovery site on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels
Discovery date September 24, 1960
Designations
MPC designation 7687
2099 P-L
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.5347386
Perihelion 2.0045196
Eccentricity 0.1168074
1248.9088959
174.40226
Inclination 5.77854
199.18925
333.24893
Physical characteristics
14.1

General[edit]

(7687) Matthias (2099 P-L) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 24, 1960 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by Tom Gehrels.

Citation from the MPCs[edit]

Named in honor of Matthias Busch (b. 1968), amateur astronomer at the Starkenburg Observatory in Heppenheim who has made a substantial contribution to the astrometry of minor planets. He is an ardent follow-up observer of near-earth objects and a keen developer of astronomical software. Name proposed by L. D. Schmadel.

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