2627 Churyumov

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Churyumov
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Chernykh, N.
Discovery site Nauchnyj
Discovery date August 8, 1978
Designations
MPC designation 2627
1978 PP3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.6542640
Perihelion 2.5589544
Eccentricity 0.1762870
1999.9925556
82.32707
Inclination 2.49924
109.65558
315.73891
Physical characteristics
12.0

2627 Churyumov (1978 PP3) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on August 8, 1978 by Chernykh, N. at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Klim Churyumov an astronomer on the Astronomical Observatory of Kiev University known for his work on comets.[1]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ D. Schmadel, Lutz. Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.