1761 Edmondson

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1761 Edmondson
Discovery
Discovered by Indiana University
Discovery date March 30, 1952
Designations
Named after
Frank K. Edmondson
1940 BC; 1950 XP;
1952 FN; 1952 HT;
1955 US; 1969 JK;
1978 WY
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch June 14, 2006 (JD 2453900.5)
Aphelion 586.765 Gm (3.922 AU)
Perihelion 360.092 Gm (2.407 AU)
473.429 Gm (3.165 AU)
Eccentricity 0.239
2056.327 d(5.63 a)
16.50 km/s
286.263°
Inclination 2.466°
77.097°
50.395°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ? km
Mass ?×10? kg
Mean density
2.0? g/cm³
? m/s²
? km/s
? d
Albedo 0.10?
Temperature ~156 K
Spectral type
?
11.4

1761 Edmondson is a main-belt asteroid discovered March 30, 1952 by the Indiana Asteroid Program at Goethe Link Observatory near Brooklyn, Indiana.[1] It is named for astronomer Frank K. Edmondson of Indiana University, the program's founder and director.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ JPL Small-Body Database Browser
  2. ^ Lutz D. Schmandel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, v. 1 (Springer, 2003), p. 140, col. 2. ISBN 3540002383