2121 Sevastopol

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Sevastopol
Discovery and designation
Discovered by T. Smirnova
Discovery site Nauchnyj
Discovery date June 27, 1971
Designations
MPC designation 2121
Named after
Sevastopol
1971 ME
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.5738007
Perihelion 1.7938697
Eccentricity 0.1785691
1178.7676829
136.60997
Inclination 4.37648
145.75272
160.16122
Physical characteristics
12.3
S/2010 (2121) 1
Discovery
Discovered by D. Higgins, P. Pravec, P. Kusnirak, J. Pollock, J. Oey, M. Husarik, G. Cervak, D. E. Reichart, K. M. Ivarsen, J. B. Haislip, and A. LaCluyze
Discovery date 2010/07/23
Light curve
Orbital characteristics
26 km
Eccentricity ?
1.546 d
13 hours, 6 minutes
46 mas (maximum)
Satellite of 2121 Sevastopol
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 3.54 ± 0.17 km
Volume 20.0-26.7 km3 (assumed)
1.9 ± 0.1 fainter than primary
~16.1

2121 Sevastopol (1971 ME) is a main-belt binary asteroid[citation needed] discovered on June 27, 1971 by T. Smirnova at Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. In 2010 a moon was discovered around the asteroid, orbiting at a distance of 26 kilometers with a diameter of 3.54 ± 0.17 km.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnston, Robert. "(2121) Sevastopol". johnstonsarchive.net. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 

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