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
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.