Averroes
Discovery
Discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date September 29, 1973
Designations
MPC designation 8318
Named after
Averroes
1306 T-2
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.6776781
Perihelion 2.6990615
Eccentricity 0.1534666
2079.4641822
343.61989
Inclination 0.51451
112.94364
297.40742
Physical characteristics
13.5

8318 Averroes (1306 T-2) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 29, 1973 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory.

This asteroid was named in honor of Latin translations of the 12th century brought classical and Islamic knowledge into Europe, spurring the Renaissance.

External links

  • JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 8318 Averroes