5201 Ferraz-Mello

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5201 Ferraz-Mello
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Ted Bowell
Discovery site Anderson Mesa
Discovery date December 01, 1983
Designations
MPC designation 5201
1983 XF
Minor planet category Mars-crossing Asteroid [2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 4.8867
Perihelion 1.4945
3.1906
Eccentricity 0.531596
2081.64
149.32
Inclination 3.464
63.003
67.601
Physical characteristics
14.559

5201 Ferraz-Mello is a Mars-crossing Asteroid discovered on December 1, 1983 by Ted 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (5001)-(10000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 10, 2008. 
  2. ^ "5201 Ferraz-Mello (1983 XF)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved February 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ "(5201) Ferraz-Mello". AstDyS. University of Pisa. Retrieved December 10, 2008. 
  4. ^ 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.