2984 Chaucer

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2984 Chaucer
Discovery
Discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell
Discovery date 30 December 1981
Designations
Named after
Geoffrey Chaucer
1963 FB; 1965 UK1;
1971 FZ; 1971 JA;
1981 YD
Minor planet category Main belt (Nysa)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 14 July 2004 (JD 2453200.5)
Aphelion 419.096 Gm (2.801 AU)
Perihelion 320.030 Gm (2.139 AU)
369.563 Gm (2.470 AU)
Eccentricity 0.134
1418.218 d (3.88 a)
18.95 km/s
258.692°
Inclination 3.053°
81.857°
46.876°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 27.2 km
Mass 2.1×1016 kg
Mean density
2.0 g/cm³
0.0076 m/s²
0.0144 km/s
? d
Albedo 0.10
Temperature ~177 K
Spectral type
?
13.1

2984 Chaucer is a small main belt asteroid, which was discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell in 1981. It is named after Geoffrey Chaucer, the medieval English poet.