7805 Moons

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Moons
Discovery
Discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date October 17, 1960
Designations
MPC designation 7805
7610 P-L
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.5800643
Perihelion 1.9685861
Eccentricity 0.1344307
1252.7871033
127.05032
Inclination 4.27014
115.71841
77.34857
Physical characteristics
14.4

7805 Moons (7610 P-L) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 17, 1960 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory. It is named in memory of Michèle Moons (1951-1998), who worked on celestial mechanics while at the department of mathematics of Facultés Universitaires N. D. de la Paix, Namur, Belgium.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 7805 Moons http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=7805+Moons