1241 Dysona

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Dysona
1241Dysona (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 1241 Dysona based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Harry Edwin Wood
Discovery site Johannesburg (UO)
Discovery date March 4, 1932
Designations
MPC designation 1241
Named after
Frank Watson Dyson
1932 EB1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.5191711
Perihelion 2.8485853
Eccentricity 0.1053096
2075.0717139
59.79785
Inclination 23.55464
322.33523
321.18118
Physical characteristics
Albedo 0.0425
9.45

1241 Dysona (1932 EB1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 4, 1932, by Harry Edwin Wood at Johannesburg (UO).[1] It was later named in honor of the English astronomer Frank Watson Dyson.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. p. 101. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.