962 Aslög

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962 Aslög
Discovery
Discovered by K. Reinmuth
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date October 25, 1921
Designations
1921 KP
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.200 AU
Perihelion 2.610 AU
2.905 AU
Eccentricity 0.102
4.951 a
350.281°
Inclination 2.602°
145.673°
225.234°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 39.5[2] km
5.465[2] h

962 Aslög is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on October 25, 1921. Measurements of the lightcurve made in 2010 and 2011 give a rotation period of 5.465 ± 0.01 hours. It has a diameter of 39.5 km (24.5 mi).[2]

This is a member of the dynamic Koronis family of asteroids that most likely formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "962 Aslog", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b c Gartrelle, Gordon M. (April 2012), "Lightcurve Results for Eleven Asteroids", The Minor Planet Bulletin (Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers) 39 (2): 40–46, Bibcode:2012MPBu...39...40G, retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  3. ^ Veeder, G. J. et al. (March 1995), "Eos, Koronis, and Maria family asteroids: Infrared (JHK) photometry", Icarus 114: 186–196, Bibcode:1995Icar..114..186V, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053, CiteSeerX: 10.1.1.31.2739. 

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