12373 Lancearmstrong

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12373 Lancearmstrong
Discovery
Discovered by Charles de Saint-Aignan
Discovery date May 15, 1994
Designations
Named after
Lance Armstrong
1994 JE9
Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch September 22, 2006 (JD 2454000.5)
Aphelion 2.728 AU
Perihelion 2.173 AU
2.450 AU
Eccentricity 0.113
1401.294 d (3.84 a)
unknown
46.642°
Inclination 6.754°
118.665°
149.719°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions unknown
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Albedo unknown
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
unknown
14.0

The asteroid 12373 Lancearmstrong is a Main belt asteroid discovered by Charles de Saint-Aignan at Lowell Observatory, examining films taken at Palomar. It is named for cyclist Lance Armstrong.[1]

Orbital Diagram[edit]

This orbital diagram is courtesy of the JPL Small-Body Database Browser Lancearmstrong Orbit.jpg

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Ash, Russell (10 November 2011). Boring, Botty and Spong. RHCP. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-4090-9739-6.