23327 Luchernandez

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23327 Luchernandez
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team
Discovery site Socorro, New Mexico
Discovery date January 20, 2001
Designations
MPC designation 23327
2001 BE31
Main belt [2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 2.5977 AU
Perihelion 2.0737 AU
2.33572 AU
Eccentricity 0.112158
1303.86 days (3.57 years)
93.761°
Inclination 5.755°
146.396°
319.926°
Physical characteristics
4.933 ± 0.007 hours [4]
15.2 [5]

23327 Luchernandez is a main belt asteroid discovered on January 20, 2001.[1] A rotation period of 4.933 hours was determined at Modra Observatory in 2008; however, a period of 5.49 hours also fits the data.[4] The asteroid was named for Lucero Hernandez, who won second place in the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her computer science team project.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (20001)-(25000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 19, 2008. 
  2. ^ "23327 Luchernandez (2001 BE31)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved December 27, 2008. 
  3. ^ "(23327) Luchernandez". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved December 19, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b Galád et al. (2008). "A Collection of Lightcurves from Modra: 2007 December- 2008 June". The Minor Planet Bulletin 35 (4): 144–146. Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..144G. 
  5. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ "2007 Award Honorees". Lincoln Laboratory. Retrieved December 27, 2008.