(11762) Bird

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(11762) bird
Properties of the orbit ( animation )
Orbit type Main belt asteroid
Asteroid family Koronis family
Major semi-axis 2.9039  AU
eccentricity 0.02481
Perihelion - aphelion 2.8319 AU - 2.9760 AU
Inclination of the orbit plane 1.29775 °
Sidereal period a  350  d
Physical Properties
Absolute brightness 13.2 mag
Explorer Cornelis Johannes van Houten
Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld
Date of discovery September 24, 1960
Another name 6044 PL, 1998 GB 1
Source: Unless otherwise stated, the data comes from JPL Small-Body Database Browser . The affiliation to an asteroid family is automatically determined from the AstDyS-2 database . Please also note the note on asteroid items.

(11762) Vogel is an asteroid in the main belt . He was discovered on September 24, 1960 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld in photographs taken by Tom Gehrels in the Palomar Observatory .

The asteroid is named after Hermann Carl Vogel , a German astrophysicist .

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