3688 Navajo

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3688 Navajo
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell
Discovery site Anderson Mesa
Discovery date March 30, 1981
Designations
MPC designation 3688
1981 FD
Minor planet category Outer main belt [2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 4.7652 AU
Perihelion 1.6847 AU
3.22495 AU
Eccentricity 0.477618
2115.35 days (5.79 years)
289.459°
Inclination 2.558°
20.015°
137.993°
Physical characteristics
14.9 [4]

3688 Navajo (1981 FD) is an outer main-belt asteroid discovered on March 30, 1981 by Edward L. G. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.[1] It is one of very few asteroids located in the 2 : 1 mean motion resonance with Jupiter.[5] Named for the Navajo people of the southwest United States.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ "3688 Navajo (1981 FD)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ "(3688) Navajo". AstDyS. University of Pisa. Retrieved December 10, 2008. 
  4. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved January 3, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ Roig et al.; Nesvorny, D.; Ferraz-Mello, S. (2002). "Asteroids in the 2 : 1 resonance with Jupiter: dynamics and size distribution". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 335 (2): 417–431. Bibcode:2002MNRAS.335..417R. doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05635.x. 
  6. ^ Schmadel, Lutz (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names (fifth ed.). Germany: Springer. p. 310. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. Retrieved January 3, 2009.