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57424 Caelumnoctu

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Discovery date  16 September 2001
Observation arc  12172 days (33.33 yr)
Discovered  16 September 2001
Discovery site  Socorro
MPC designation  57424
Alternative names  2001 SP22, 1982 BV4
Orbital period  1,932 days
Orbits  Sun
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
57424 Caelumnoctu
Discovered by  Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team
Aphelion  3.3227002 AU (497.06887 Gm)
Perihelion  2.7480556 AU (411.10327 Gm)
Discoverer  Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research

57424 Caelumnoctu (2001 SP22) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 16, 2001 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro, New Mexico.

It was named Caelumnoctu (Latin for The Sky at Night) in honour of the BBC television programme which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007. The number 57424 refers to the date of the first broadcast, 24 April 1957.


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