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11714 Mikebrown

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Discovery date  28 April 1998
Alternative names  1998 HQ51
Discovered  28 April 1998
Named after  Michael E. Brown
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
MPC designation  11714
Observation arc  14053 days (38.48 yr)
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Anderson Mesa Station
11714 Mikebrown
Aphelion  3.3542 AU (501.78 Gm) (Q)
Perihelion  1.9901 AU (297.71 Gm) (q)
Discoverer  Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search
Similar  Solar System, Sun, Haumea, Makemake, Eris

11714 Mikebrown (1998 HQ51) is a main-belt asteroid discovered by Lowell Observatory. It is named after the astronomer Michael E. Brown.

Mikebrown is not very bright with an absolute magnitude (H) of only 13.9, and it is likely less than 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) in diameter.

On May 15, 2012, Mikebrown came within about 14.8 Gm (0.099 AU) of 625 Xenia.

References

11714 Mikebrown Wikipedia


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