--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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-- (1798) Watts --discovery and notes:
Primary discovered 1949 Apr 04 from Brooklyn, Indiana, USA by Indiana Asteroid Program. Alternate designation(s): 1949 GC, 1934 VS, 1937 RL, 1970 YB, 1973 UD6. Linked to prediscovery observations from 1934 Nov 15. Permanent number assigned -.
Named for Chester B. Watts (1889-1971) [MPC003508].
Companion discovered 2017 Jan 31 by D. Pray, P. Pravec, H. Kucakova, J. Vrastil, K. Hornoch, P. Kusnirak, W. Cooney, J. Gross, D. Terrell, B. Flanagan, B. Pellerin, J. Oey using lightcurve observations from Sugarloaf Mountain Observatory, South Deerfield, MA; Ondrejov Observatory; Blue Mountain Observatory; Sonoita Research Observatory, Madrona Peak Observatory. Announced 2017 Mar 19 [P17e].
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by Wm. Robert Johnston.
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