11714 Mikebrown

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11714 Mikebrown
Designations
MPC designation 11714
Named after
Michael E. Brown
1998 HQ51
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch January 4, 2010
Aphelion 3.3519 AU (Q)
Perihelion 1.9943 AU (q)
2.6731 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.2539
4.37 yr
157.86 (M)
Inclination 2.9989°
179.22°
133.55°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions <10km[2]
15.58 to 20.27
13.9[1]

11714 Mikebrown (1998 HQ51) is a main-belt asteroid discovered by Lowell Observatory. It is named after the astronomer Michael E. Brown.

Mikebrown is unusually eccentric and not very bright.[1] With an absolute magnitude (H) of only 13.9,[1] it is likely less than 10 km in diameter.[2]

Astronomers have not noticed any outbursts by Mikebrown.

On May 15, 2012, Mikebrown came within about 14.8 Gm (0.099 AU) of 625 Xenia.[3]

In January 2010, Mikebrown came to opposition with Mercury, Earth, and Mars.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 11714 Mikebrown (1998 HQ51)". 2010-01-08 last obs. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  3. ^ "Mikebrown close approaches less than 15Gm". Retrieved 2010-01-29.  (Solex 10)

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