2127 Tanya

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2127 Tanya is a main belt asteroid, discovered by Lyudmila Ivanovna Chernykh on May 29, 1971. She named her discovery in memory of the young Russian girl Tanya Savicheva, who died after the Siege of Leningrad and wrote a well-known diary.

Orbital Information: Keplerian elements at epoch 53450

a (AU)                      3.21188
eccentricity                0.038242
inclination (deg)          13.115
Asc. node (deg)           106.664
Arg. perih. (deg)         177.321
M (deg)                   291.705

IRAS data:

Number of sightings         6
Mean albedo                 0.0601
Effective diameter (km)    39.28
Intrinsic var. probability  0.10

Other useful data:

Absolute Magnitude         10.879
Slope parameter             0.15
Perihelion (AU)             3.0891
Aphelion (AU)               3.3347
Asc. node-Earth sep. (AU)   2.35131
Desc. node-Earth sep. (AU)  2.07346
Earth MOID (AU)             2.07335
Orbital period (days)    2102.51
First obs. (day/mo/yr)     14.155230/04/1953
Last obs. (day/mo/yr)      18.507440/01/2005
Number of obs.            365

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