15017 Cuppy

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15017 Cuppy
Cuppy Summed and Flat.jpg
Asteroid 15017 Cuppy, July 1, 2004
Discovery
Discovered by LONEOS
Discovery date September 22, 1998
Designations
Named after
Will Cuppy
1998 SS25
Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch June 14, 2006 (JD 2453900.5)
Aphelion 404.453 Gm (2.704 AU)
Perihelion 291.523 Gm (1.949 AU)
347.988 Gm (2.326 AU)
Eccentricity 0.162
1295.857 d (3.55 a)
19.40 km/s
35.901°
Inclination 6.219°
63.910°
347.654°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ? km
Mass ?×10? kg
Mean density
? g/cm³
? m/s²
? km/s
? d
Albedo 0.10?
Temperature ~182 K
Spectral type
?
15.1

Asteroid 15017 Cuppy, a main-belt object previously known as 1998 SS25, was discovered on September 22, 1998, by Edward L. G. Bowell of the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search (LONEOS), Anderson Mesa Station. It was named in September 2003 for Will Cuppy (1884–1949), American humorist and journalist.[1]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Lutz D. Schmandel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names: Addendum to Fifth Edition, 2006-2008 (Springer, 2009), p. 89. ISBN 3-642-01964-1