--Orbital and physical data--
(See this page for definitions of quantities; source codes in brackets, see this link for full references; *A, *D, and *E indicate assumed, derived, and estimated values, respectively.)
dynamical type, primary:
main belt asteroid
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-- (4514) Vilen --discovery and notes:
Primary discovered 1972 Apr 19 from Nauchnyj, Crimea, Ukraine, USSR by T. M. Smirnova. Alternate designation(s): 1972 HX, 1972 KA, 1982 BR8, 1986 CE, 1986 ER1. Permanent number assigned 1990 Jul 08.
Named 1997 Aug 18 for Vilen V. Nesterov (1935-) [MPC30475].
Companion discovered 2015 Apr 16 by D. Pray, P. Pravec, K. Hornoch, P. Kusnirak, J. Vrastil, H. Kucakova, V. Chiorny, V. Shechenko, V. Reddy, W. Cooney, J. Gross, and D. Terrell using lightcurve observations from Sugarloaf Mountain Observatory, South Deerfield, MA; Ondrejov Observatory; Kharkiv Observatory; Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ; Sonoita Research Institute, Sonoita, AZ; Southwest Research Institute, USA. Announced 2015 May 22 [P15d].
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by Wm. Robert Johnston.
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