8217 Dominikhašek

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8217 Dominikhašek[1]
Discovery
Discovered by Petr Pravec and Lenka Šarounová
Discovery date April 21, 1995.
Designations
Named after
Dominik Hašek
1995 HC; 1996 RH5
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch April 10, 2007 (JD 2454200.5)
Aphelion 2.643 AU
Perihelion 1.857 AU
2.2499 AU
Eccentricity 0.17
1232.676 d (3.37 a)
81.416°
Inclination 2.366°
179.772°
134.569°
Physical characteristics
14.7

8217 Dominikhašek is a main-belt asteroid named by its discoverers, Petr Pravec and Lenka Šarounová of the Observatoř Ondřejov (Ondřejov Observatory), in 2003. It is the namesake of NHL goaltender, Dominik Hašek, and it was named in his honour for helping win the gold medal for the Czech Republic in the 1998 Winter Olympics. It was discovered on April 21, 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". jpl.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2007-05-17. 

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