17102 Begzhigitova

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17102 Begzhigitova
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research team
Discovery site Socorro, New Mexico
Discovery date May 10, 1999
Designations
MPC designation 17102
1999 JB41
Minor planet category Main belt [2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 2.547 AU
Perihelion 1.8995 AU
2.22324 AU
Eccentricity 0.145605
1210.81 days (3.32 years)
161.181°
Inclination 4.223°
152.919°
238.24°
Physical characteristics
5.341 ± 0.001 hours [4]
14.9 [5]

17102 Begzhigitova (1999 JB41) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on May 10, 1999 by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research team at Socorro, New Mexico.[1] A rotation period of 5.341 hours was determined at Modra Observatory in 2008 however this is a very tentative result and longer rotation periods are not ruled out.[4] The asteroid was named for Akmaral Begzhigitova who won fourth place in the 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her mathematics team project.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (15001)-(20000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 19, 2008. 
  2. ^ "17102 Begzhigitova (1999 JB41)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved December 28, 2008. 
  3. ^ "(17102) Begzhigitova". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved December 19, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b Galád et al.; Kornos, Leonard (2008). "A Collection of Lightcurves from Modra: 2007 December- 2008 June". The Minor Planet Bulletin 35 (4): 144–146. Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..144G. 
  5. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2008. 
  6. ^ "2003 Award Honorees". Lincoln Laboratory. Retrieved December 28, 2008.