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99949 Miepgies

Discovery and designation
Discovered by T. Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date March 16, 1972
MPC designation 99949
Alternative names 1972 FD
Orbital characteristics
Epoch January 4, 2010
Aphelion 2.9490570
Perihelion 2.1865682
Semi-major axis 2.5678126
Eccentricity 0.1484705
Orbital period 1502.9460874
Mean anomaly 85.84740
Inclination 29.46986
Longitude of ascending node 353.42589
Argument of perihelion 159.38794
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 14.4

99949 Miepgies[1] (1972 FD) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 16, 2007 by T. Gehrels at Palomar Observatory. It is named after Miep Gies - a Dutch citizen who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II, and who discovered and preserved Anne's diary after Anne Frank's arrest and deportation.


External links

  • JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 99949 Miepgies
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