22740 Rayleigh

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Rayleigh
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Eric Walter Elst
Discovery site European Southern Observatory
Discovery date September 20, 1998
Designations
MPC designation 22740
Named after
John Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh
1998 SX146
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 3.9355
Perihelion 2.5609
3.24818
Eccentricity 0.211598
2138.25
346.207
Inclination 3.109
169.112
113.631
Physical characteristics
13.2

22740 Rayleigh (1998 SX146) is an outer main-belt asteroid discovered on September 20, 1998 by Eric Walter Elst at the European Southern Observatory.[1] It is one of very few asteroids located in the 2 : 1 mean motion resonance with Jupiter.[3]

The asteroid was named in honour of the English physicist John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh (1842–1919).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (20001)-(25000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 29 October 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "(22740) Rayleigh". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Roig et al.; Nesvorny, D.; Ferraz-Mello, S. (2002). "Asteroids in the 2 : 1 resonance with Jupiter: dynamics and size distribution". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 335 (2): 417–431. Bibcode:2002MNRAS.335..417R. doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05635.x. 

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