9721 Doty

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Doty
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. Bowell
Discovery site Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory
Discovery date April 14, 1980
Designations
MPC designation 9721
1980 GB
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.5123910
Perihelion 2.0375096
Eccentricity 0.1043718
1253.3036737
74.61488
Inclination 8.32357
103.32399
98.47521
Physical characteristics
14.1

9721 Doty (1980 GB) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on April 14, 1980 by E. Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory.

This asteroid was named after Arthur G. Doty. From the citation in the Minor Planet Circulars, May 9, 2001: "Arthur G. Doty (1951-1999) was a life-long amateur astronomer whose passion inspired a continuing interest in astronomy in his family and friends. The name was suggested by N. Carlson and N. Adams."

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