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10979 Fristephenson

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Discovery date
  
29 September 1973

Minor planet category
  
Sulamitis family

Discovered
  
29 September 1973

Orbits
  
Sun

Asteroid group
  
Asteroid belt

Alternative names
  
4171 T-2; 4386 T-3

Observation arc
  
15422 days (42.22 yr)

Absolute magnitude
  
15.1

Discovery site
  
Discovered by
  
van Houten, van Houten-Groeneveld & Gehrels

Aphelion
  
2.65889 AU (397.764 Gm)

Discoverers
  
Tom Gehrels, Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld

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10979 Fristephenson is a small main belt asteroid named for F. Richard Stephenson, a British astronomer with important contributions to the History of astronomy and Earth's rotation at the University of Durham.

It was discovered on September 29, 1973, by Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld at Leiden University, analysing photographs made by Tom Gehrels with the 48" Schmidt telescope at Palomar Observatory.

References

10979 Fristephenson Wikipedia