4261 Gekko

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Gekko
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Yoshiaki Oshima
Discovery site Gekko
Discovery date January 28, 1989
Designations
MPC designation 4261
Named after
Gekko Observatory
1989 BJ
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.1097412
Perihelion 2.4760434
Eccentricity 0.1134483
1704.8246680
149.74465
Inclination 2.65427
265.79182
102.69735
Physical characteristics
12.5

4261 Gekko (1989 BJ) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on January 28, 1989, by Yoshiaki Oshima at Gekko.

It was named after the observatory at which it was discovered. The name means "moonlight". The observatory was founded in 1957 and belongs to the International Foundation for Cultural Harmony.

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