(3757) Anagolay

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(3757) Anagolay[1]
Discovery
Discovered by Helin, E. F. at Palomar
Discovery date December 14, 1982
Orbital characteristics
Epoch April 10, 2007 (JD 2454200.5) TDB
Aphelion 2.652915086073499 AU
Perihelion 1.01554148756278 AU
1.83422828681814 AU
Eccentricity 0.446338552915648
907.3576536929079 d (2.48 a)
275.6127049392329°
Inclination 3.87172077093798°
75.03581252839305°
17.06845807425793°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 0.5 km[1]
9.0046 h[1]
Albedo 0.18[1]
18.95[1]

(3757) Anagolay (provisional designation 1982 XB) is a near-Earth asteroid, about 0.5 kilometers in diameter, that completes one revolution around the Sun about every 2½ years. It was discovered by E. F. Helin at the Palomar Observatory on December 14, 1982. It is an S-type asteroid, meaning it possesses a silicaceous (stony) composition.[1] It is listed as an Amor asteroid (epoch 2014).[2]

It's named after Anagolay from the Tagalog mythology.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Retrieved October 14, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Database of Near-Earth Asteroids". Retrieved October 14, 2007.