9902 Kirkpatrick

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9902 Kirkpatrick
AnimatedOrbitOf9902Kirkpatrick.gif
Orbit of 9902 Kirkpatrick (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Paul Comba
Discovery date July 3, 1997
Designations
MPC designation 9902 Kirkpatrick
1997 NY, 1988 XS4, 1994 RK29, 1996 EJ16
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 2.3933043 AU
Perihelion 2.0271321 AU
2.2102182 AU
Eccentricity 0.0828362
1200.1931511 d (3.29 a
20.03 km/s
254.80261°
Inclination 5.31702°
274.51519°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~17.8 km[1]
~0.01
14.7

9902 Kirkpatrick is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 3.29 year.[2]

Discovered on July 3, 1997 by Paul Comba at the Prescott Observatory, it was given the provisional designation "1997 NY". It was renamed "Kirkpatrick" for Ralph Kirkpatrick, eminent American harpsichordist, clavichordist, musicologist and teacher.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tedesco E.F., Noah P.V., Noah M., Price S.D. "The supplemental IRAS minor planet survey (SIMPS)". 
  2. ^ "9902 Kirkpatrick (1997 NY)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  3. ^ MPC 34356 Minor Planet Center