1462 Zamenhof

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1462 Zamenhof
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Yrjö Väisälä
Discovery site Turku[1]
Discovery date February 6, 1938
Designations
1938 CA, 1963 TS,
1964 VF2, 1969 TU5
Minor planet category Asteroid belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch JD 2456200.5 (30 September 2012)
Aphelion 3.4913442 AU
Perihelion 2.8061446 AU
3.1487444 AU
Eccentricity 0.1088052
5.587458 years (2040.8192 days)
48.15710°
Inclination 0.96764°
24.79104°
188.77268°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~26 km[1]
10.4 h
Albedo 0.1268[1]
10.80[1]

1462 Zamenhof is an asteroid in the asteroid belt discovered by the Finnish astronomer and physicist Yrjö Väisälä on February 6, 1938.[2] It has a diameter of about 26 km and geometric albedo of 0.1268.[1] It is named for L. L. Zamenhof, ophthalmologist and creator of the constructed language Esperanto. This asteroid and 1421 Esperanto are considered to be the most remote Zamenhof-Esperanto objects.

The light curve of 1462 Zamenhof shows a periodicity of 10.4 ± 0.1 hours, during which time the brightness of the object varies by 0.35 ± 0.04 in magnitude.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 1462 Zamenhof
  2. ^ "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 9 April 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ Menke, John et al. (October 2008), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at Menke Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin (Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers) 35 (4): 155–160, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..155M