2648 Owa

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2648 Owa
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell
Discovery site Anderson Mesa
Discovery date November 08, 1980
Designations
MPC designation 2648
1980 VJ
Minor planet category Main belt [2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 2.6427 AU
Perihelion 1.8575 AU
2.25009 AU
Eccentricity 0.174492
1232.82 days (3.38 years)
99.342°
Inclination 4.799°
280.053°
131.4°
Physical characteristics
3.563 hours [4]
12.9 [5]

2648 Owa (1980 VJ) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on November 8, 1980 by Edward L. G. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.[1] It is named for the Hopi Indian word for rock.[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 January 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ "2648 Owa (1980 VJ)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved January 1, 2009. 
  3. ^ "(2648) Owa". AstDyS. University of Pisa. Retrieved January 1, 2009. 
  4. ^ Johnson et al. (2008). "Lightcurve Analysis of 102 Miriam, 1433 Geramtina, and 2648 Owa". The Minor Planet Bulletin 35 (4): 151–152. Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..150J. 
  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 January 1, 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ Schmadel, Lutz (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names (fifth ed.). Germany: Springer. p. 216. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. Retrieved January 1, 2009.