1046 Edwin

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1046 Edwin
Orbit of 1046 Edwin
Discovery[1][2]
Discovered by George Van Biesbroeck
Discovery site Williams Bay
Discovery date December 1, 1924
Designations
MPC designation 1924 UA
1949 RB, 1949 YL
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch November 4, 2013
Aphelion 3.1792 AU (475.60 Gm)
Perihelion 2.7851 AU (416.65 Gm)
2.9821 AU (446.12 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.0661
5.15 yr
107.48°
Inclination 7.901°
10.767°
48.26°
Proper orbital elements[3]
2.98407 AU
0.05114
7.95151°
69.8176 deg / yr
5.15629 yr
(1883.336 d)
Precession of perihelion
75.1652 arcsec / yr
Precession of the ascending node
-70.7681 arcsec / yr
Physical characteristics
5.2906 hours
Spectral type
X
10.6

1046 Edwin is an asteroid that was discovered by Belgian-American astronomer George Van Biesbroeck on December 1, 1924.[1] It was assigned the provisional designation 1924 UA, then named after the discoverer's son, Edwin van Biesbroeck. Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Oakley Observatory in Terre Haute, Indiana during 2006 gave a light curve with a period of 5.30 ± 0.02 hours and a brightness variation of 0.3 ± 0.1 in magnitude.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000, Discovery Circumstances (IAU Minor Planet center), retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  2. ^ a b "1046 Edwin (1924 UA)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2001046. 
  3. ^ "(1046) Edwin". Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Ditteon, Richard; Hawkins, Scot (September 2007), Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Observatory - October-November 2006, Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 34 (3): 59–64, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...59D.