3873 Roddy

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Roddy
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date November 21, 1984
Designations
MPC designation 3873
1984 WB
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.1454379
Perihelion 1.6388401
Eccentricity 0.1338691
950.6660564
293.32675
Inclination 23.35669
250.13638
267.45405
Physical characteristics
12.0

3873 Roddy (1984 WB) is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on November 21, 1984 by C. Shoemaker at Palomar. It is a member of the Hungaria family and is a probable binary system.[1] Photometric observations of the asteroid during 2005 at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, were used to generate a light curve with a period of 2.4782 ± 0.0002 hours and a variation in brightness of 0.09 ± 0.02 magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warner, Brian D. (January 2013), "Rounding Up the Unusual Suspects", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 40: 1, Bibcode:2013MPBu...40...36W. 
  2. ^ Warner, Brian D. (September 2006), "Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - late 2005 and early 2006", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 33: 58–62, Bibcode:2006MPBu...33...58W. 

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