2007 McCuskey

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2007 McCuskey
Discovery
Discovered by Indiana Asteroid Program
Discovery date September 22, 1963
Designations
A921 EK; 1936 HP;
1941 SW1; 1943 EL;
1947 GE; 1951 LV;
1952 SB1; 1952 UR1;
1958 GB; 1963 SQ;
1963 TL; 1963 VC;
1965 CA; 1965 CC;
1966 OB; 1969 EC1;
1970 QD1
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch June 14, 2006 (JD 2453900.5)
Aphelion 398.061 Gm (2.661 AU)
Perihelion 315.312 Gm (2.108 AU)
356.686 Gm (2.384 AU)
Eccentricity 0.116
1344.745 d (3.68 a)
19.22 km/s
30.500°
Inclination 3.050°
17.141°
184.504°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 33.79 ± 1.31 km
Albedo 0.07 ± 0.01
11.8

2007 McCuskey is an asteroid which was discovered at Goethe Link Observatory near Brooklyn, Indiana by the Indiana Asteroid Program. It is named in honour of the American observatory director Sidney W. McCuskey.[1]

Measurements made with the IRAS observatory give a diameter of 33.79 ± 1.31 km and a geometric albedo of 0.07 ± 0.01. By comparison, the MIPS photometer on the Spitzer Space Telescope gives a diameter of 35.26 ± 3.74 km and a geometric albedo of 0.03 ± 0.01.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz (2003), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names 1 (5th ed.), International Astronomical Union, p. 162, ISBN 0745649742. 
  2. ^ Ryan, Erin Lee et al. (April 2012), "The Kilometer-Sized Main Belt Asteroid Population as Revealed by Spitzer", eprint arXiv, arXiv:1204.1116, Bibcode:2012arXiv1204.1116R.