Israel

(7063 P-L )
CURRENT POSITION: 3 CAN 32
Incl: 4.29643
Eccent: 0.2123241
Period: 3.5681912115644 years
AU 2.3349917
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

17.10.1960 06:30 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named in honor of Frank P. Israel (1946– ), Dutch astronomer in Leiden, on the occasion of his 51st birthday. Before moving to the Leiden Observatory he worked at the California Institute of Technology and at the European Space Agency. His fields of interest are radio astronomical observations of dense interstellar clouds in galaxies, in particular the study of mass concentrations in the center of galaxies. (M 31026)

Discovered on 17-10-1960 in Palomar by van Houten, C. J., van Houten-Groeneveld, I., Gehr

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04-04-1949NATO founded Asteroid Israel conjunct asteroid Pandora.
01-10-1958NASA founded. Asteroid Israel conjunct Pluto.
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