Asteroid 74509, Gillett, was discovered on March 22, 1999 by Charles W. Juels at Fountain Hills, Arizona. It has a period of 5 years, 182 days.

It was named for American astronomer Frederick C. Gillett (1937-2001), a pioneer in infrared astronomy.

Fred Gillett

The meaning of asteroid Gillett seems to be: to divest, to strip, to remove, to expel.

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