10830 Desforges

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Desforges
Discovery
Discovered by E. W. Elst
Discovery site European Southern Observatory
Discovery date 20 October 1993
Designations
MPC designation (10830) Desforges
1993 UT6
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 12405 days (33.96 yr)
Aphelion 3.1252862 AU (467.53616 Gm)
Perihelion 2.1974589 AU (328.73517 Gm)
2.661373 AU (398.1357 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1743137
4.34 yr (1585.8 d)
329.46083°
0° 13m 37.237s / day
Inclination 11.15441°
178.73991°
308.06225°
Earth MOID 1.23086 AU (184.134 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.99425 AU (298.336 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.337
Physical characteristics
8.8036 h (0.36682 d)
13.7

10830 Desforges (1993 UT6) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 20, 1993, by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory. The asteroid is named for Jacques Desforges (1723–1791), a French priest who was imprisoned for eight months in 1758 in the Bastille, during which time he planned the construction of a flying machine.[1]

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