19367 Pink Floyd

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19367 Pink Floyd
Discovery
Discovered by OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey (ODAS) at Caussols
Discovery date December 3, 1997
Designations
Named after
Pink Floyd
1999 JH126; 1997 XW3;
1985 UZ2
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch March 6, 2006 (JD 2453800.5)
Aphelion 426.122 Gm (2.848 AU)
Perihelion 305.419 Gm (2.042 AU)
365.771 Gm (2.445 AU)
Eccentricity 0.165
1396.446 d (3.82 a)
18.92 km/s
112.689°
Inclination 3.684°
91.653°
304.820°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ? km
Mass ?×10? kg
Mean density
? g/cm³
? m/s²
? km/s
? d
Albedo 0.10
Temperature ~178 K
Spectral type
?
14.8

19367 Pink Floyd is an asteroid that has been named in honour of the English musical group Pink Floyd. It was discovered on December 3, 1997.[1] It is in a 3.82-year elliptical orbit around the sun. Its previous perihelion passage occurred on December 23, 2004 at 9h00 UT.

There is little information on the physical properties of 19367 Pink Floyd. Its diameter remains uncertain; range of 3 to 6 km is probable.

19367 Pink Floyd's maximum brightness is estimated to be 1/14958 of the brightness of the faintest objects that can be seen with the human eye.

The asteroid's name is unusual in that it is expressed as two words, instead of "Pinkfloyd" which is the format used by most other minor planets named for individuals or groups (although the asteroid named for the Rolling Stones is also expressed as two words).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet List". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 

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