9906 Tintoretto

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9906 Tintoretto
Orbit of 9906 Tintoretto (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld & T. Gehrels
Discovery date September 26, 1960
MPC designation 9906 Tintoretto
Named after
6523 P-L, 1997 EP47
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 3.0900016 AU
Perihelion 2.1523338 AU
2.6211677 AU
Eccentricity 0.1788645
1550.0319307 d
Inclination 13.39043°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~17.8 km[1]
Surface temp. min mean max

9906 Tintoretto is a mid-sized Eunomian asteroid[2] that orbits the Sun once every 4.24 years.[3]

Discovered on September 26, 1960 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld on photographic plates made by Tom Gehrels at the Palomar Observatory with the Samuel Oschin telescope, it was given the provisional designation "6523 P-L". It was later renamed "Tintoretto" after Venetian painter Jacopo Robusti, who was known as "Tintoretto".[4]


  1. ^ Tedesco E.F., Noah P.V., Noah M., Price S.D. "The supplemental IRAS minor planet survey (SIMPS)". 
  2. ^ Zappala, V., Ph. Bendjoya, A. Cellino, P. Farinella, and C. Froeschle (1997). "Asteroid Dynamical Families.". EAR-A-5-DDR-FAMILY-V4.1. NASA Planetary Data System. 
  3. ^ "9906 Tintoretto (6523 P-L)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  4. ^ MPC 34356 Minor Planet Center