4065 Meinel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Meinel
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. J. van Houten,
I. van Houten-Groenveld
T. Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date September 24, 1960
Designations
MPC designation 4065
2820 P-L, 1976 JF6, 1986 GQ1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch July 11, 2009
Aphelion 2.4413
Perihelion 2.0927
2.26703
Eccentricity 0.076883
1,246.76
19,78
?
Inclination 5.168
?
?
Physical characteristics
13.834

(4065) Meinel is an S-type asteroid of the Flora family native to the Main Belt. It was discovered on September 24, 1960 at Palomar Observatory by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels.[1][2] The first one to sight Meinel was Rainbow Observatory near Coonabarabran on August 14, 1953.[3][4]

The asteroid is named in honour of the American physicist and astronomer Aden Meinel.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Paul Herget und Tom Gehrels, The Palomar-Leiden Survey of Faint Minor Planets, 1970 [1]
  2. ^ Minor Planet Discoveries
  3. ^ AstDyS Information System
  4. ^ Minor Planet Center