1951 Lick

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Lick
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. A. Wirtanen
Discovery site Mount Hamilton
Discovery date July 26, 1949
Designations
MPC designation 1951
Named after
James Lick
1949 OA
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 1.4761342
Perihelion 1.3047836
Eccentricity 0.0616166
598.8743059
337.50232
Inclination 39.09248
130.77650
140.52980
Physical characteristics
0.0895
14.51

1951 Lick (1949 OA) is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on July 26, 1949 by C. A. Wirtanen at Mount Hamilton. The orbit has a semimajor axis equal to 1.390 AU and an eccentricity of 0.061, while the orbital plane is inclined by 39.093° to the plane of the ecliptic. It is classified as an A-type asteroid with a surface consisting of almost pure olivine.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ de León, J.; Duffard, R.; Licandro, J.; Lazzaro, D. (July 2004), "Mineralogical characterization of A-type asteroid (1951) Lick", Astronomy and Astrophysics 422: L59–L62, Bibcode:2004A&A...422L..59D, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20048009. 

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