2131 Mayall

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Mayall
Discovery and designation
Discovered by A. R. Klemola
Discovery site Lick Observatory
Discovery date September 3, 1975
Designations
MPC designation 2131
Named after
Nicholas Mayall
1975 RA
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.0968627
Perihelion 1.6772639
Eccentricity 0.1111777
946.8433217
225.56919
Inclination 33.99363
306.09351
38.47083
Physical characteristics
0.2391
12.72

2131 Mayall (1975 RA) is an inner main-belt asteroid discovered on September 3, 1975 by A. R. Klemola at the Lick Observatory and named in honor of Nicholas U. Mayall who worked at Lick for many years.

Photometric measurements of the asteroid made in 2005 at the Palmer Divide Observatory showed a light curve with a period of 2.572 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness variation of 0.08 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warner, Brian D. (2005), "Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - winter 2004-2005", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 32 (3): 54–58, Bibcode:2005MPBu...32...54W. 

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