--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.)
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main belt asteroid
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-- (2486) Metsahovi --discovery and notes:
Primary discovered 1939 Mar 22 from Turku, Finland by Y. Vaisala. Alternate designation(s): 1939 FY, 1961 TZ, 1970 FE, 1970 GN, 1975 WC, 1978 SW2. Linked to prediscovery observations from 1939 Feb 16. Permanent number assigned 1981 Nov 11.
Named 1983 May 26 for a farm near Helsinki, Finland [MPC7946].
Companion discovered 2006 Dec 12 by M. Pikler, M. Husarik, G. Cervak, W. Cooney, J. Gross, D. Terrell, P. Pravec, P. Kusnirak, A. Galad, J. Vilagi, L. Kornos, S. Gajdos, V. Reddy, and R. Dyvig using lightcurve observations from Skalnate Pleso Observatory; Sonoita Research Observatory, Sonoita, Arizona, USA; Ondrejov Observatory, Czech Republic; Modra Observatory, Slovakia; University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; Badlands Observatory, Quinn, South Dakota, USA. Announced 2007 Feb 26 [P07a].
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by Wm. Robert Johnston.
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