2143 Jimarnold

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Jimarnold
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. F. Helin
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date September 26, 1973
Designations
MPC designation 2143
Named after
Jim Arnold
1973 SA
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.8141381
Perihelion 1.7476263
Eccentricity 0.2337937
1258.2088077
18.48875
Inclination 8.36568
17.45753
352.02096
Physical characteristics
14.3

2143 Jimarnold (1973 SA) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 26, 1973 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.

This asteroid was named in honor of Dr. James R. Arnold,[1] then director of California Space Science Institute at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Arnold's research into the motion of small bodies assisted the discovery of several asteroids, which led to this honor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names (5th rev. & enl. ed. ed.). Berlin: Springer. p. 174. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 

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