Peterthomas

(1989 RB6 )
CURRENT POSITION: 27 TAU 19
Incl: 12.11475
Eccent: 0.2089365
Period: 7.857732261792 years
AU 3.9523138
Type: 0008

Discovery Chart

1.9.1989 06:37 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named in honor of Peter C. Thomas (b. 1946), planetary scientist at Cornell University. Thomas has been a pioneer and leader in developing geodetic methods of determining the precise shapes and spin characteristics of irregularly shaped minor planets from spacecraft images and in geologic studies of minor planets and related small bodies. Name suggested by B. E. Clark and A. W. Harris, citation provided by J. Veverka.

Named in honor of Peter C. Thomas (1946– ), planetary scientist at Cornell University. Thomas has been a pioneer and leader in developing geodetic methods of determining the precise shapes and spin characteristics of irregularly shaped minor planets from spacecraft images and in geologic studies of minor planets and related small bodies. (M 35489)

Name suggested by B. E. Clark and A. W. Harris, citation provided by J. Veverka.

Avastatud: 1-9-1989 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Bowell, E.

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