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10830 Desforges

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Discovered by  E. W. Elst
Alternative names  1993 UT6
Discovered  20 October 1993
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  La Silla Observatory
MPC designation  10830
Discovery date  20 October 1993
Observation arc  12405 days (33.96 yr)
Absolute magnitude  13.7
Discoverer  Eric Walter Elst
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Aphelion  3.1252862 AU (467.53616 Gm)
Perihelion  2.1974589 AU (328.73517 Gm)

10830 Desforges (1993 UT6) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 20, 1993, by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory. The asteroid is named for Jacques Desforges (1723–1791), a French priest who was imprisoned for eight months in 1758 in the Bastille, during which time he planned the construction of a flying machine.


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