--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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-- (5536) Honeycutt --discovery and notes:
Primary discovered 1955 Aug 23 from Goethe Link Observatory, Brooklyn, Indiana, USA by Indiana University. Alternate designation(s): 1955 QN, 1935 SX, 1955 RC, 1972 QQ, 1979 WA, 1986 VY7, 1989 UA8. Linked to prediscovery observations from 1954 Apr 04. Permanent number assigned 1993 May 06.
Named 2004 Mar 06 for Kent Honeycutt (1940-) [MPC51186].
Companion discovered 2016 Sep 13 by V. Benishek, P. Pravec, A. Aznar, A. Marchini, R. Papini, F. Salvaggio, D. Pray, R. Montaigut, and A. Leroy using lightcurve observations from Sopot Observatory, Serbia; Isaac Aznar Observatory; Astronomical Observatory of the University of Siena; Sugarloaf Mountain Observatory, Massachusetts, USA; OPERA Observatory, France. Announced 2016 Oct 01 [B16b].
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by Wm. Robert Johnston.
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