953 Painleva

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953 Painleva
Discovery
Discovered by B. Jekhovsky
Discovery site Algiers
Discovery date April 29, 1921
Designations
1921 JT
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.309 AU
Perihelion 2.270 AU
2.789 AU
Eccentricity 0.186
4.659 a
339.987°
Inclination 8.667°
36.525°
260.097°

953 Painleva is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered on 29 April 1921 by the Russian astronomer Benjamin Jekhowsky. The planet was named in honor of the French statesman and mathematician Paul Painlevé.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D.; International Astronomical Union (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names. Berlin; New York: Springer-Verlag. p. 84. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 

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