4963 Kanroku

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Kanroku
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Hiroki Kosai and Kiichirō Furukawa
Discovery site Kiso Observatory
Discovery date February 18, 1977
Designations
MPC designation 4963
Named after
Gwalleuk
1977 DR1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.0296404
Perihelion 2.1662644
Eccentricity 0.1661647
1529.4849001
53.41219
Inclination 11.75925
332.57874
301.72598
Physical characteristics
12.4

4963 Kanroku (1977 DR1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on February 18, 1977 by Hiroki Kosai and Kiichirō Furukawa at Kiso Observatory. It was named after Gwalleuk, a Korean Buddhist monk from the kingdom of Baekje. (Gwalleuk and Kanroku are the Korean and Japanese readings respectively of the Chinese characters 觀勒 of his name.)

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