9261 Peggythomson

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Peggythomson
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Indiana Asteroid Program
Discovery site Goethe Link Observatory
Discovery date October 8, 1953
Designations
MPC designation 9261
1953 TD1, 1991 SE5, 1993 FD3, 1996 AW3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.6610800
Perihelion 1.9140532
Eccentricity 0.1632798
1263.7438728
273.27591
Inclination 4.54009
196.23668
193.63381
Physical characteristics
14.1

9261 Peggythomson (1953 TD1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 8, 1953 by the Indiana Asteroid Program at Goethe Link Observatory, Brooklyn, Indiana. The name honors Peggy Y. Thomson who was responsible for a major gift to Indiana University from a charitable trust that allowed the Daniel Kirkwood professorship to be fully endowed as a chair of astronomy.

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