12818 Tomhanks

This article is about the asteroid. For the actor, see Tom Hanks.
Tomhanks
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Spacewatch
Discovery site Kitt Peak
Discovery date April 13, 1996
Designations
MPC designation 12818
Named after Tom Hanks
Alternative names 1996 GU8
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.8954299
Perihelion 2.5845407
Eccentricity 0.0567319
Orbital period 1656.6118762
Mean anomaly 136.19677
Inclination 3.85353
Longitude of ascending node 77.53846
Argument of perihelion 228.25759
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 13.7

12818 Tomhanks (1996 GU8) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on April 13, 1996 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak. It is named after Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks due in part to his role as Jim Lovell in the movie Apollo 13.

References

External links

  • JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 12818 Tomhanks
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