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8371 Goven

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Discovery date  2 October 1991
Minor planet category  Main belt
Discovered  2 October 1991
Orbits  Sun
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Alternative names  1991 TJ14
Observation arc  22579 days (61.82 yr)
Absolute magnitude  13.8
Discovery site  Palomar Observatory
8371 Goven
Discovered by  Charles de Saint-Aignan
Aphelion  2.87448 AU (430.016 Gm)
Discoverer  Charles P. de Saint-Aignan
People also search for  Sun, (21083) 1991 TH14

General

The asteroid 8371 Goven is a Main belt asteroid discovered by Charles de Saint-Aignan at Lowell Observatory, examining films taken at Palomar.

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Citation from the MPCs

The village of Goven in Brittany is the home of the Bernardinis, who were an extraordinary host family for the discoverer during his year-long stay there. Jean-Paul Bernardini served as a navigator in the French Marine during the 1960s, frequently practising the dying art of celestial navigation †.

Orbital Diagram

This orbital diagram is courtesy of the JPL Small-Body Database Browser

References

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