2730 Barks

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2730 Barks
Discovery
Discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell
Discovery site Anderson Mesa Station
Discovery date August 30, 1981
Designations
Named after
Carl Barks
1981 QH, 1975 EM1, 1972 TJ5, 1963 SP, 1935 HC, 1935 FQ
Minor planet category Main Belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch March 6, 2006 (JD 2453800.5)
Aphelion 460.971409 Gm (3.08140088 AU)
Perihelion 352.337698 Gm (2.35523 AU)
406.654848 Gm (2.71831741 AU)
Eccentricity 0.13356896
1636.97901 d
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228.319066°
Inclination 6.426720°
4.910456°
272.485999°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 1 km² (estimated)
Mass ?
Mean density
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Albedo ?
Temperature ?
Spectral type
C
11.60

2730 Barks is an asteroid discovered by Ted Bowell on August 30, 1981. The asteroid was named for comic book artist Carl Barks who wrote "Island in the Sky", an Uncle Scrooge adventure.[1]

Name history[edit]

In 1983, Peter Thomas, an assistant of Cornell University, proposed the idea of naming an asteroid after the creator of Scrooge McDuck. One of Ted Bowell's discoveries was used. On January 28, Minor Planet Circular reported the new name of the asteroid.[2] A week later, Thomas informed Barks by mail about his initiative.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helnwein, Gottfried; Barks, Carl (July 11, 1992). "HELNWEIN TALKS WITH CARL BARKS". Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  2. ^ Extract from Minor Planet Circular 7621 at the INDUCKS
  3. ^ Peter Thomas, Carl Barks and Edward Bowell's correspondence about the naming of asteroid (2730) Barks at the INDUCKS

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