1717 Arlon

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Arlon
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Sylvain Julien Victor Arend
Discovery site Uccle
Discovery date January 8, 1954
Designations
MPC designation 1717
Named after
Arlon
1954 AC
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.479109517076192
Perihelion 1.911439952117501
Eccentricity .1292935130196679
1188.041866925004
273.7413644827213
Inclination 6.192800270069894
340.5566947556712
116.2177580444331
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 9 km[2]
Spectral type
S[1]
12.9[1]

1717 Arlon (provisional designation: 1954 AC) is a main belt asteroid discovered on January 8, 1954 by Sylvain Arend at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Uccle. It is named after the Belgian town of Arlon.[3]

Arlon is roughly 9 km in diameter. In 2006 a team of astronomers at the Ondřejov Observatory announced the lightcurve analysis suggests that Arlon has a moon orbiting once every 18.236 hours, at a distance of 16 km. The moon is approximately 4 km in diameter.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1717 Arlon (1954 AC)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2011-12-25. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  2. ^ a b Wm. Robert Johnston (13 October 2006). "(1717) Arlon". Johnston's Archive. Archived from the original on 12 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  3. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names: Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2006 - 2008.

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