1459 Magnya

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1459 Magnya
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Grigory Neujmin
Discovery site Simeiz Observatory
Discovery date November 04, 1937
Designations
MPC designation 1459
1937 VA
Minor planet category main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 3.8819 AU
Perihelion 2.4003 AU
3.14111 AU
Eccentricity 0.235843
2033.4 days (5.57 years)
275.314°
Inclination 16.945°
41.652°
329.046°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 29.90 ± 3.1 km (18.58 ± 1.93 mi)[3]
Albedo 0.2168 ± 0.053 [3]
9.9[4]

1459 Magnya (1937 VA) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on November 4, 1937 by Russian astronomer Grigory Neujmin at Simeiz Observatory.[1] The spectrum of this object show that it has a basaltic surface, which may indicate that it is a remnant from a larger parent body that underwent differentiation prior to breaking up. As of 2000, it is the only known basalt asteroid orbiting beyond 4 Vesta.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ "(1459) Magnya". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved December 15, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Tedesco et al. (2004). "Supplemental IRAS Minor Planet Survey (SIMPS)". IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved January 8, 2009. 
  4. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on June 11, 2008. Retrieved January 8, 2009. 
  5. ^ Lazzaro, D. et al. (June 2000), "Discovery of a Basaltic Asteroid in the Outer Main Belt", Science 288 (5473): 2033-2035, Bibcode:2000Sci...288.2033L, doi:10.1126/science.288.5473.2033, retrieved 2013-03-30. 

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