1123 Shapleya

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1123 Shapleya [1]
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Neujmin, G.
Discovery date 1928-Sep-21
Orbital characteristics
Epoch Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454400.5 (2007-Oct-27.0) TDB
Aphelion 2.5727440 AU
Perihelion 1.8780118 AU
2.2253779 AU
Eccentricity 0.1560931
1212.5623480 days
3.32 years
278.34093 °
Inclination 6.41921 °
79.98511 °
317.32200 °
Physical characteristics
>20. h
11.7 mag

1123 Shapleya is a main belt asteroid orbiting the Sun. It makes a revolution around the Sun once every 3 years. The time it takes to complete one rotation is greater than 20 hours. It was discovered by Grigory Nikolaevich Neujmin on September 21, 1928. Its provisional designation was 1928 ST.[1] It was named after Harlow Shapley, the American astronomer and director of Harvard Observatory.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Retrieved October 17, 2007. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.