(6265) 1985 TW3

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(6265) 1985 TW3
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Fric & Gilbrech
Discovery site Palomar Obs.
Discovery date 11 October 1985
Designations
MPC designation 6265 (1985 TW3)
1985 TW3; 1953 RK1
1969 TZ4; 1979 YG9
1985 VQ1; 1987 GD1
1990 CX;
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 13233 days (36.23 yr)
Aphelion 2.5842 AU (386.59 Gm)
Perihelion 1.7497 AU (261.75 Gm)
2.1670 AU (324.18 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.19254
3.19 yr (1165.1 d)
217.75°
0° 18m 32.328s / day
Inclination 4.1142°
45.187°
281.49°
Earth MOID 0.742087 AU (111.0146 Gm)
Physical characteristics
2.70932 h (0.112888 d)
13.5

(6265) 1985 TW3 is a main-belt binary asteroid. It was discovered by T. F. Fric and Richard J. Gilbrech at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, California, on October 11, 1985. A moon was discovered orbiting the asteroid in 2007, separated by 8 km and orbiting once every 15 hours and 52 minutes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 6265 (1985 TW3)" (2015-03-24 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Johnston, Robert. "(6265) 1985 TW3". johnstonsarchive.net. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 

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