2134 Dennispalm

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Dennispalm
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Kowal, C.
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date December 24, 1976
Designations
MPC designation 2134
1976 YB
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.3140411
Perihelion 1.9633213
Eccentricity 0.2559460
1565.5927932
99.17766
Inclination 31.28357
11.82151
119.59517
Physical characteristics
11.5

2134 Dennispalm (1976 YB) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on December 24, 1976 by Charles T. Kowal at Palomar Observatory.[1] It is named in honor of C. Dennis Palm, who worked as a night assistant at Caltech's 48" Schmidt telescope on Palomar Mountain in the 1960s and later at Caltech's 60" reflecting telescope, also on Palomar. Palm died on December 26th, 1974.

Photometric observations made in 2003 at the Carbuncle Hill Observatory near Providence, Rhode Island give a synodic rotation period of 4.114 ± 0.002 hours. The light curve shows a brightness variation of 0.37 ± 0.05 in magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pray, Donald P. (March 2004), "Lightcurve analysis of asteroids 1225, 1301, 2134, 2741, and 3974", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 31 (1): 6–8, Bibcode:2004MPBu...31....6P. 

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