1282 Utopia

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Utopia
Discovery
Discovered by C. Jackson
Discovery site Johannesburg (UO)
Discovery date August 17, 1933
Designations
MPC designation 1282
1933 QM1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.506
Perihelion 2.722
Eccentricity 0.126
2007.242
132.800
Inclination 18.0656
324.461
80.86615
Physical characteristics
13.61[1] h
Albedo 0.0627
10.00

1282 Utopia is a main-belt asteroid discovered on August 17, 1933 by South African astronomer Cyril V. Jackson at Johannesburg (UO). It was assigned the preliminary designation 1933 QM1.

Photometric observations at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1999–2006 were used to build a light curve for this object. The asteroid displayed a rotation period of 13.61 ± 0.01 hours and a brightness variation of 0.28 ± 0.01 in magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Warner, Brian D. (January 2011), "Upon Further Review: IV. An Examination of Previous Lightcurve Analysis from the Palmer Divide Observatory", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 38 (1): 52–54, Bibcode:2011MPBu...38...52W. 

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