5430 Luu

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5430 Luu
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date May 12, 1988
Designations
MPC designation 5430
Named after
Jane Luu
1988 JA1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.891 AU
Perihelion 1.839 AU
Eccentricity 0.2223
1328.699 d
178.741°
Inclination 23.891°
123.166°
121.875°
Physical characteristics
12.8

5430 Luu (1988 JA1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on May 12, 1988 by C. S. Shoemaker at Palomar. The asteroid 5430 Luu is named in honor of Vietnamese American astronomer Jane Luu for her research and discovering the first and subsequent members of the Kuiper Belt.[1][2]

Photometric observations of this asteroid collected during 2006 show a rotation period of 13:33 ± 00:01.2 hours with a brightness variation of 0.06 ± 0.02 magnitude.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Keith Davies (2001). Beyond Pluto: Exploring the Outer Limits of the Solar System. Cambridge University Press. p. 219. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  2. ^ Marquis Who's Who. 2006. 
  3. ^ Warner, Brian D. (December 2006), "Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - March - June 2006", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 33 (4): 85–88, Bibcode:2006MPBu...33...85W. 

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