4029 Bridges

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Bridges
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Carolyn Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date May 24, 1982
Designations
MPC designation 4029
1982 KC1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.859 Astronomical unit
Perihelion 2.191 AU
Eccentricity 0.1323
1465.381 d
174.608°
Inclination 5.441°
214.888°
15.139°
Physical characteristics
12.9

4029 Bridges (1982 KC1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on May 24, 1982 by American astronomer Carolyn Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 2006 revealed that this is a binary asteroid with an orbital period of 16.31 ± 0.01 hours. The larger component has a rotation period of 3.5746 ± 0.0001 hours and a brightness variation of 0.20 magnitude. Based upon occultations of the primary, the ratio of their dimensions is 0.24 ± 0.02.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Higgins, D. et al. (May 2006), (4029) Bridges, Central Bureau Electronic Telegrams 507: 1, Bibcode:2006CBET..507....1H. 

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