Balam

(1982 BG1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 15 GEM 58
Incl: 5.38195
Eccent: 0.1093277
Period: 3.3452585528009 years
AU 2.2366931
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

24.1.1982 08:28 Anderson Mesa 111w32 35n5 observations 1

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Named in honor of David D. Balam, research assistant at the University of Victoria’s Climenhaga Observatory. In addition to being the observatory’s principal observer, Balam has developed most of the software for the astrometric program on minor planets and comets. (M 13178)

Name suggested and citation provided by C. Spratt.

On 2002 Feb. 8.4 the discovery of S/2002 (3749) 1 — a satellite of minor planet  (3749) Balam with an estimated diameter of 1.5 km — was reported (IAUC 7827).

Avastatud: 24-1-1982 Avastamiskoht: Anderson Mesa Avastajad: Bowell, E.

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