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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  Palomar Observatory
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
People also search for  Sun, 9511 Klingsor, 11767 Milne

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.

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