79912 Terrell

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Terrell
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. Kandler and W. R. Cooney, Jr.
Discovery site Baton Rouge
Discovery date February 10, 1999
Designations
MPC designation 79912
1999 CC3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.1015177
Perihelion 2.2492561
Eccentricity 0.1592782
1598.3737080
271.65790
Inclination 10.70551
307.81785
327.70800
Physical characteristics
14.8

79912 Terrell (1999 CC3) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on February 10, 1999 by E. Kandler and W. R. Cooney, Jr. at Baton Rouge.

It is named after astrophysicist Dirk Terrell with the following citation:

Dirk Terrell (b. 1965) is a stellar astrophysicist, author and astronomical artist, specializing in eclipsing binary stars. He has authored numerous journal publications and a book and is well-known for his constant support and dedicated mentoring of amateur astronomers.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Circular 54829". 18 Sep 2005. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 

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