4276 Clifford

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4276 Clifford
Discovery
Discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell
Discovery date December 2, 1981
Designations
1981 XA
Minor planet category Main belt, Mars-crosser asteroid
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 22 September 2006 (JD 2454000.5)
Aphelion 361.985 Gm (2.41971867 AU)
Perihelion 239.196 Gm (1.5989221 AU)
300.590 Gm (2.0093204 AU)
Eccentricity 0.2042473
1040.3325966 d (2.8483 a)
km/s
242.8843°
Inclination 21.03722°
76.96238°
3.46733°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 7.5 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Albedo .15
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
Cb
14.30

The asteroid 4276 Clifford (previously known by the provisional designation (1981 XA) was discovered on December 2, 1981 by Edward L. G. Bowell at Flagstaff Observatory. It was named in honor of astronomer/author Clifford Cunningham. It is a member of the group of Main belt asteroids known as Mars-crosser asteroids, specifically it is listed as an Outer-grazer.

External links[edit]

  • JPL's Info page