37655 Illapa

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Illapa
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date August 1, 1994
Designations
MPC designation 37655
1994 PM
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 2012-Mar-14
Aphelion 2.5903 AU (Q)
Perihelion 0.36581 AU (q)
1.4780 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.75250
1.80 yr
251.56° (M)
Inclination 17.996°
139.72°
303.67°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 0.8 - 1.8 km[2]
2.6556 hr[1]
C[3]
17.7[1]

37655 Illapa (1994 PM) is an Apollo asteroid discovered on August 1, 1994 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.[1]

Illapa has an estimated diameter of 0.8 to 1.8 km.[2] On 2003-Aug-16 Illapa made of close approach to Earth of 0.025037 AU (3,745,500 km; 2,327,300 mi).[4]

Illapa is named for the thunder or weather god of the Incas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 37655 Illapa (1994 PM)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  2. ^ a b "( 37655) Illapa". The Near-Earth Asteroids Data Base at E.A.R.N. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Near-Earth Asteroid Surface Roughness Depends on Compositional Class". NASA/JPL Asteroid Radar Research. July 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  4. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: 37655 Illapa (1994 PM)". Retrieved 2012-06-21.