11020 Orwell

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11020 Orwell
Discovery
Discovered by Antonín Mrkos
Discovery date 31 July 1984
Designations
Named after
George Orwell
1979 SA9; 1984 OG; 1999 GL5
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 13323 days (36.48 yr)
Aphelion 3.56032 AU (532.616 Gm)
Perihelion 2.63798 AU (394.636 Gm)
3.09915 AU (463.626 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.14881
5.46 yr (1992.8 d)
16.83 km/s
299.877°
0° 10m 50.344s / day
Inclination 3.01314°
153.865°
136.752°
Earth MOID 1.62105 AU (242.506 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.61792 AU (242.037 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.203
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ? km
Mass ?×10? kg
Mean density
? g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity
? m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
? km/s
? d
0.1?
Temperature ~158 K
?
12.6

11020 Orwell is an asteroid. It was discovered on July 31, 1984, by Antonín Mrkos at the Czech observatory in Kleť.

George Orwell is the pseudonym of British writer Eric Blair (1903–1950), forever associated with the year of discovery, 1984, due to the enduring popularity of his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell is one of only a handful of writers to have an asteroid named after him.

According to the records of Klet Observatory: "The name was suggested by J. Tichá and endorsed by B. G. Marsden, who made the identification involving this aptly designated object".

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