9260 Edwardolson

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Discovery and designation
Discovered by Indiana Asteroid Program
Discovery site Goethe Link Observatory
Discovery date October 8, 1953
MPC designation 9260
Alternative names 1953 TA1, 1991 QH
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.8169914
Perihelion 1.7637472
Eccentricity 0.2299289
Orbital period 1266.0670503
Mean anomaly 278.57938
Inclination 5.09760
Longitude of ascending node 214.69681
Argument of perihelion 148.27786
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 14.7

9260 Edwardolson (1953 TA1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 8, 1953 by the Indiana Asteroid Program at Goethe Link Observatory, Brooklyn, Indiana. The name honors astronomer Edward C. Olson of the University of Illinois whose observations demonstrated how the outer layers of mass-gaining stars are distorted, and how angular momentum from the mass-transfer process can spin stars up close to the stability limit.

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