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 Post subject: 11739 Baton Rouge
PostPosted: May 16th, 2017, 1:33 pm 
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On 25 September 1998 Walt Cooney and Matt Collier discovered Baton Rouge while searching actively for such things.

This is the full text of the offical citation...
Baton Rouge, the Louisiana state capital, is located on the banks of the Mississippi River and derives its name, French for "red stick", from an Indian marker at the site seen by a French expedition in 1699. The city is home to the Highland Road Park Observatory, where this minor planet was discovered.

A sped-up view of thirty-three minutes of 11739 Baton Rouge's orbit, on 28 November 1999...
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/images/sg27_animated_small.gif

More information:
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?orb=1;sstr=11739

Other asteroids discovered at HRPO:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/research/asteroid.html


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