77185 Cherryh

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77185 Cherryh
77185Cherryh-orbit.png
Orbital diagram of 77185 Cherryh
Discovery [1]
Discovered by D. Wells
A. Cruz
Discovery site George Observatory
Discovery date 20 March 2001
Designations
MPC designation 77185 Cherryh
Named after
C. J. Cherryh
(American writer)[2]
2001 FE9 · 1998 TG27
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 9151 days (25.05 yr)
Aphelion 3.0502 AU (456.30 Gm)
Perihelion 2.1441 AU (320.75 Gm)
2.5972 AU (388.54 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.17443
4.19 yr (1528.8 d)
18.45 km/s
147.24°
0.23548°/day
Inclination 3.1472°
12.662°
231.56°
Earth MOID 1.13185 AU (169.322 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.97619 AU (295.634 Gm)
Physical characteristics
15.9[1]

77185 Cherryh is a main belt asteroid. Its provisional designation was 2001 FE9. [3]

It was discovered on March 20, 2001 at the George Observatory in Needville Texas, by amateur astronomers Don J. 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 the discoverers after C. J. Cherryh (b. 1942), the award-winning American science fiction and fantasy author.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 77185 Cherryh (2001 FE9)" (2015-11-13 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (77185) Cherryh [2.60, 0.17, 3.2]. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 230. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved March 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "77185 Cherryh (2001 FE9)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved March 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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