4177 Kohman

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4177 Kohman
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell
Discovery site Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory
Discovery date September 21, 1987
Designations
MPC designation 4177
1987 SS1
Minor planet category Outer main belt [2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 4.2432 AU
Perihelion 2.3679 AU
3.30555 AU
Eccentricity 0.283659
2195.15 days (6.01 years)
184.058°
Inclination 17.167°
210.755°
158.384°
Physical characteristics
12.7 [4]

4177 Kohman (1987 SS1) is an outer main-belt asteroid discovered on September 21, 1987 by Edward L. G. Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory.[1] It is one of very few asteroids located in the 2 : 1 mean motion resonance with Jupiter.[5] Named in honor of Truman Paul Kohman professor of nuclear chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ "4177 Kohman (1987 SS1)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved January 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ "(4177) Kohman". AstDyS. University of Pisa. Retrieved December 11, 2008. 
  4. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved January 7, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ Roig et al.; Nesvorny, D.; Ferraz-Mello, S. (2002). "Asteroids in the 2 : 1 resonance with Jupiter: dynamics and size distribution". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 335 (2): 417–431. Bibcode:2002MNRAS.335..417R. doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05635.x. 
  6. ^ Schmadel, Lutz; International Astronomical Union (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names (fifth ed.). Germany: Springer. p. 357. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved January 7, 2009.