15965 Robertcox

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15965 Robertcox
Discovery[1]
Discovered by James M. Roe
Discovery site Oaxaca, Mexico
Discovery date 23 Feb 1998
Designations
1998 DU7[1]
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 2011-02-08
Aphelion 487,673,421 km (3.25989547 AU)
Perihelion 408,083,485 km (2.72786961 AU)
447,878,453 km (2.99388254 AU)
Eccentricity 0.088 852 16
1892.1 days
(5.1803 years)
243.526 013
Inclination 12.223 402°
90.748 565
345.361 433
Physical characteristics
12.7[1]

15965 Robertcox in an asteroid named in honor of Robert E. Cox (1917–1989), long-time editor of "Gleanings for Amateur Telescope Makers" in Sky & Telescope magazine, and neighbor, mentor and friend of the discoverer of the asteroid, James M. Roe.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Minor Planet Center". International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 19 Feb 2011. 
  2. ^ Bowell, Edward. "Asteroid Orbital Elements Database". Lowell Observatory. Retrieved 7 Feb 2011. 
  3. ^ "Small-Body Database". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 19 Feb 2011.