2849 Shklovskij

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Shklovskij
Discovery and designation
Discovered by N. Chernykh
Discovery site Nauchnyj
Discovery date April 1, 1976
Designations
MPC designation 2849
Named after
Iosif Shklovsky
1976 GN3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.5906213
Perihelion 2.5419639
Eccentricity 0.0094801
1501.6118552
145.92030
Inclination 6.80516
44.14197
306.41663
Physical characteristics
0.0642
12.7

2849 Shklovskij (1976 GN3) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on April 1, 1976 by N. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Quote from MPI 8543: "Named in honor of Iosif Shklovsky {1916 -- 1985}, corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, professor at Moscow University and member of the staff at the Space Research Institute. A brilliant popularizar of astronomy, he had also made substantial contributions to research of Solar corona, Galactic radio emission and various cosmic objects."

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