9007 James Bond

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9007 James Bond
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Antonín Mrkos
Discovery site Klet Observatory
Discovery date October 5, 1983
Designations
MPC designation 1983 TE1
Alternative names 1979 SD12
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch November 4, 2013
Aphelion 2.84994 AU (426.345 Gm)
Perihelion 2.09805 AU (313.864 Gm)
Semi-major axis 2.47399 AU (370.104 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.15196
Orbital period 3.89 a
Mean anomaly 259.23°
Inclination 5.8590°
Longitude of ascending node 210.09°
Argument of perihelion 174.42°
Proper orbital elements[1]
Proper mean motion 0.25328 deg / yr
Proper orbital period 1421.35186 yr
(519148.768 d)
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 13.9

Main-belt asteroid 9007 James Bond was discovered on 5 October 1983 by Antonín Mrkos at the Kleť Observatory in the Czech Republic.[2]

It is named in honour of the British novelist Ian Fleming who wrote a series of twelve novels and nine short stories about the fictional British spy James Bond between 1953 and 1964. James Bond was also the central character in dozens of additional novels by other authors published starting in 1968, and continues to be featured in one of the most popular and profitable film series in history. The numbering of this asteroid, 9007, is significant in that 007 refers to Bond's code number in the British Secret Intelligence Service.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "9007 James Bond (1983 TE1)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2009007. 
  2. ^ a b Whitehouse, Dr David (14 April 1999). "The name's Bond, James Bond". BBC News. Retrieved 28 December 2010.