6235 Burney

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6235 Burney
Discovery
Discovered by Seiji Ueda, Hiroshi Kaneda
Discovery date 14 November 1987
Designations
MPC designation (6235) Burney
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 23896 days (65.42 yr)
Aphelion 2.5610 AU (383.12 Gm)
Perihelion 1.9243 AU (287.87 Gm)
2.2427 AU (335.50 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.14195
3.36 yr (1226.7 d)
125.64°
0° 17m 36.492s / day
Inclination 2.9149°
283.54°
129.70°
Physical characteristics
15.515 h (0.6465 d)
13.9

6235 Burney[2] is a main-belt asteroid[3] that was discovered on November 14, 1987, by Seiji Ueda and Hiroshi Kaneda at Kushiro.[note 1] It is named after Venetia Phair (née Burney) (1918–2009) who, as a girl of eleven, first suggested the name of "Pluto" for the dwarf planet (which at the time was considered a planet).

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  1. ^ The naming of the asteroid "Burney" was not suggested by the asteroid discoverers. It was designated by the Working Group for Small Bodies Nomenclature (SBN) of Division III (Planetary Systems Sciences) of the International Astronomical Union.

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