--Orbital and physical data--
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main belt asteroid
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-- (3792) Preston --discovery and notes:
Primary discovered 1985 Mar 22 from Palomar Observatory, California, USA by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker. Alternate designation(s): 1985 FA, 1980 YF. Linked to prediscovery observations from 1980 Dec 31. Permanent number assigned 1988 Apr 02.
Named 1988 Aug 27 for Richard Preston (1954-) [MPC13482].
Companion discovered 2016 Jan 23 by V. Benishek, F. Pilcher, R. Montaigut, A. Leroy, A. Carbognani, P. Pravec using lightcurve observations from Sopot Observatory, Serbia; Organ Mesa Observatory, New Mexico, USA; OPERA Observatory, France; Astronomical Observatory of the Aosta Valley Autonomous Region, Italy. Announced 2017 Mar [B17b].
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by Wm. Robert Johnston.
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