--Orbital and physical data--
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main belt asteroid
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-- (2242) Balaton --discovery and notes:
Primary discovered 1936 Oct 13 from Konkoly, Budapest, Hungary by G. Kulin. Alternate designation(s): 1936 TG, 1941 FQ, 1972 RE2, 1972 TT8, 1975 RZ, A918 FB. Permanent number assigned 1980 May 01.
Named 1993 Mar 06 for the lake in Hungary [MPC21605].
Companion discovered 2015 Dec 27 by A. Marchini, F. Salvaggio, R. Papini, P. Pravec, D. Klinglesmith, D. Pray, P. Bacci, L. Franco, and A. Carbognani using lightcurve observations from Astronomical Observatory of the University of Siena; Etscorn Campus Observatory, Socorro, New Mexico, USA; Sugarloaf Mountain Observatory, South Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA; San Marcello Pistoiese Observatory, Italy. Announced 2016 Jan 23.
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by Wm. Robert Johnston.
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