1743 Schmidt

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Schmidt
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date September 24, 1960
Designations
MPC designation 1743
Named after Bernhard Schmidt
Alternative names 4109 P-L; 1931 BJ; 1939 CN; 1943 EA; 1947 GD; 1951 JU; 1952 QD
Orbital characteristics
Epoch January 4, 2010
Aphelion 2.8067196
Perihelion 2.1386658
Eccentricity 0.1350863
Orbital period 1420.2135843
Mean anomaly 62.35844
Inclination 6.35549
Longitude of ascending node 189.70286
Argument of perihelion 358.32576
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 17.28 km
Sidereal rotation period 17.45
Geometric albedo 0.0603
Absolute magnitude (H) 12.48

1743 Schmidt (4109 P-L) is a Main-belt asteroid that was discovered on September 24, 1960 at Palomar by C.J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld. It was named after Baltic German optician and astronomer Bernhard Schmidt.[1]

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