9618 Johncleese is an asteroid in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Johncleese is named after British comedian John Cleese. The asteroid is one of many main belt asteroids named after famous personalities. It is the second in a series of six asteroids carrying the names of members of the Monty Python comedy troupe:
- 9617 Grahamchapman
- 9618 Johncleese
- 9619 Terrygilliam
- 9620 Ericidle
- 9621 Michaelpalin
- 9622 Terryjones
Johncleese was discovered on March 17, 1993, at the European Southern Observatory during the Uppsala-ESO Survey of Asteroids and Comets (UESAC). Its initial designation was 1993 FQ8.
- Uppsala-ESO Survey of Asteroids and Comets
- Ondrejov Asteroid Photometry Project
- European Southern Observatory
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