--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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-- (3982) Kastel --discovery and notes:
Primary discovered 1984 May 02 from Nauchnyj, Crimea, Ukraine, USSR by L. G. Karachkina. Alternate designation(s): 1984 JP1, 1930 MF, 1947 NE, 1954 RC, 1978 TT5. Linked to prediscovery observations from 1930 Jun 23. Permanent number assigned 1989 Feb 20.
Named 1991 May 28 for Galina Richardovna Kastel' [MPC18306].
Companion discovered 2005 Sep 24 by P. Pravec, P. Kusnirak, L. Kornos, J. Vilagi, D. Pray, R. Durkee, W. Cooney, J. Gross, and D. Terrell using lightcurve observations from Ondrejov Observatory, Czech Republic; Modra Observatory, Slovakia; Coventry, Rhode Island, USA; Shed of Science Observatory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Sonoita Research Observatory, Arizona, USA. Announced 2005 Oct 01 [P05a].
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by Wm. Robert Johnston.
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