11694 Esterhuysen

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Esterhuysen
Discovery
Discovered by Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team
Discovery site Socorro
Discovery date 20 March 1998
Designations
MPC designation (11694) Esterhuysen
1998 FO70
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 13703 days (37.52 yr)
Aphelion 2.5617403 AU (383.23089 Gm)
Perihelion 2.0855447 AU (311.99305 Gm)
2.323643 AU (347.6120 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1024675
3.54 yr (1293.8 d)
108.55151°
0° 16m 41.735s / day
Inclination 3.727141°
163.91590°
279.00263°
Earth MOID 1.1048 AU (165.28 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.6188 AU (391.77 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.566
Physical characteristics
14.9

11694 Esterhuysen (1998 FO70) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 20, 1998, by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.

The asteroid was named for Stephanus Albertus Esterhuysen (b. 1983), a then student at the Technical High School in Potchefstroom, North West Province South Africa, who was a finalist with his engineering project: "Corundum and Spinel Synthesis[2][3]" in the 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.[1]

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