3737 Beckman

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Beckman
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Helin, E. F.
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date August 8, 1983
Designations
MPC designation 3737
1983 PA
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.3583558
Perihelion 1.4539712
Eccentricity 0.3957305
1363.2833559
203.65177
Inclination 20.14481
288.30488
85.51393
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~15km[1]
3.1 h[1]
12.3[2]

3737 Beckman (1983 PA) is a large Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on August 8, 1983 by Helin, E. F. at Palomar.[2] With an absolute magnitude (H) of 12.3,[2] the asteroid is roughly 15 km in diameter[1] and is about the 17th largest Mars-crossing asteroid.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2015-05-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 3737 Beckman". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2015-05-10. 
  3. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Search Engine: orbital class (MCA) and H < 12.5 (mag)". JPL Solar System Dynamics. Retrieved 2015-05-12.