2606 Odessa

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2606 Odessa
2606Odessa (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 2606 Odessa based on its light curve.
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh
Discovery site Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
Discovery date 1 April 1976
Designations
MPC designation 2606
Named after
Odessa
1976 GX2
Minor planet category main belt[2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch 30 November 2008
Aphelion 3.482 AU
Perihelion 2.0518 AU
2.7669 AU
Eccentricity 0.258437
1681.08 days (4.60 years)
42.528°
Inclination 12.357°
197.63°
351.658°
Physical characteristics
8.244 ± 0.002 hours[4]
11.3[5]

2606 Odessa (1976 GX2) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on 1 April 1976 by Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.[1] This asteroid was named in honour of the black Sea port city of Odessa.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "2606 Odessa (1976 GX2)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "(2606) Odessa". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  4. ^ Oliver et al. (2008). "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory: 2008 March". The Minor Planet Bulletin 35 (4): 149–150. Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..149O. 
  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 30 December 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ Schmadel, Lutz (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names (fifth ed.). Germany: Springer. p. 213. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 30 December 2008.