1179 Mally

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1179 Mally
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory
Discovery date March 19, 1931
Designations
MPC designation 1179
1931 FD
Minor planet category main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 3.0721 AU
Perihelion 2.163 AU
2.61757 AU
Eccentricity 0.173664
1546.84 d
79.265°
Inclination 8.703°
6.886°
234.656°
Physical characteristics
12.803

1179 Mally is an asteroid that was discovered by Max Wolf on March 19, 1931 and given the provisional designation 1931 FD.[1] It was named after the discoverer's daughter-in-law. It became a lost asteroid after its initial discovery but was rediscovered in 1986 by Lutz D. Schmadel, Richard Martin West and Hans-Emil Schuster using the European Southern Observatory Schmidt telescope at La Silla Observatory.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 13, 2008. 
  2. ^ "(1179) Mally". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved December 13, 2008. 
  3. ^ Brian G. Marsden (December 5, 1986). "International Astronomical Union Circular 4278". Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Long Lost Planet Found Again" (Press release). Garching, Germany: European Southern Observatory. December 4, 1986. Retrieved December 28, 2012.