2839 Annette

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2839Annette (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 2839 Annette based on its light curve.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Tombaugh, C. W.
Discovery site Flagstaff (LO)
Discovery date October 5, 1929
MPC designation 2839
1929 TP
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.5484920
Perihelion 1.8860098
Eccentricity 0.1493927
Inclination 4.80859
Physical characteristics

2839 Annette (1929 TP) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 5, 1929 by Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff during his search for Pluto. It is named after his daughter Annette.

Photometric observations of the asteroid during 2005 at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, were used to generate a light curve with a period of 10.457 ± 0.003 hours and a variation in brightness of 0.92 ± 0.03 magnitude.[1]


  1. ^ Warner, Brian D. (September 2006), "Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - late 2005 and early 2006", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 33: 58–62, Bibcode:2006MPBu...33...58W. 

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