39428 Emilybrontë

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39428 Emilybrontë
Discovery
Discovered by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld
Discovery date 29 September 1973
Designations
MPC designation (39428) Emilybrontë
4169 T-2
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 15250 days (41.75 yr)
Aphelion 2.9665488 AU (443.78938 Gm)
Perihelion 1.9674511 AU (294.32650 Gm)
2.4670000 AU (369.05795 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.2024924
3.87 yr (1415.3 d)
319.85852°
0° 15m 15.699s / day
Inclination 3.381010°
73.811476°
305.42075°
Earth MOID 0.970534 AU (145.1898 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.4913 AU (372.69 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.455
Physical characteristics
15.0

39428 Emilybrontë is a main belt asteroid with an orbital period of 1415.6533112 days (3.88 years).[2]

The asteroid was discovered on 29 September 1973 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld on photographic plates taken by Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California.

It was named in honour of English novelist Emily Brontë.

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