14309 Defoy

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Defoy
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery site Vienna
Discovery date September 22, 1908
Designations
MPC designation 14309
A908 SA
Orbital characteristics
Epoch January 4, 2010
Aphelion 3.7728067
Perihelion 1.4223211
Eccentricity 0.4524404
1529.1418762
60.25421
Inclination 6.48159
175.16855
136.37305
Physical characteristics
14.0

14309 Defoy (A908 SA) is a Mars-crosser asteroid discovered on September 22, 1908, by Johann Palisa at Vienna. Joachim Schubart was involved in the identification also.[1] The number is very high for this time period, with the next numbered minor planet being 14310 Shuttleworth, discovered in 1966.[2]

Most of Palisa's discoveries were between 136 Austria (discovered 1874) and 1073 Gellivara (d. 1923), but this one had a much higher numbering.[3] Palisa worked from Vienna Observatory for this discovery.[4]

The asteroid is named for the woman Ilse Defoy.[5] The Defoy family were landowners near the city of Foy in modern day Belgium.[6]

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