77185 Cherryh

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77185 Cherryh
Orbit of 77185 Cherryh around the Sun.
Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.
Discovered by Don Wells and
Alex Cruz
Discovery date March 20, 2001
Named after
C. J. Cherryh
2001 FE9
1998 TG27
Main-belt Asteroid
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch December 9, 2014 (JD 2457000.5 )
Aphelion 3.050 AU
Perihelion 2.145 AU
2.598 AU
Eccentricity 0.174
1529.21 d, 4.19 a
18.45 km/s
Inclination 3.15°
Physical characteristics

77185 Cherryh is a main belt asteroid. Its provisional designation was 2001 FE9.

It was discovered on March 20, 2001 at the George Observatory in Needville, Texas by amateur astronomers Don Wells and Alex Cruz of the Fort Bend Astronomy Club (FBAC) Asteroid Discovery Team. The discovery was confirmed the next night by Keith Rivich of the FBAC.

The asteroid was named by Wells and Cruz after the award winning American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 77185 Cherryh (2001 FE9). JPL Small-Body Database Browser.

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