11755 Paczynski

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11755 Paczynski
Discovered by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld and T. Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date 24 September 1960
MPC designation (11755) Paczynski
Named after
Bohdan Paczyński
2691 P-L
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 22198 days (60.77 yr)
Aphelion 2.7490988 AU (411.25933 Gm)
Perihelion 2.0191137 AU (302.05511 Gm)
2.384106 AU (356.6572 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1530941
3.68 yr (1344.6 d)
0° 16m 3.869s / day
Inclination 2.823397°
Physical characteristics

11755 Paczynski (2691 P-L) is a Nysian asteroid from the main belt, discovered on September 24, 1960, by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.

It is named after Bohdan Paczyński (1940–2007), a Polish-born astrophysicist known for his theoretical work on gamma ray bursters — he was an early proponent of their being at cosmological distances — and for leading searches for gravitational lensing by low-mass stars and substellar objects.[2]


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