9904 Mauratombelli

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9904 Mauratombelli
Orbit of 9904 Mauratombelli (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by A. Boattini & L. Tesi
Discovery date July 29, 1997
MPC designation 9904 Mauratombelli
Named after
Maura Tombelli
1997 OC1, 1996 MC1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 3.2500424 AU
Perihelion 2.2164804 AU
2.7332614 AU
Eccentricity 0.1890712
1650.5176505 d
Inclination 8.47192°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~17.8 km[1]
Surface temp. min mean max
C-type asteroid[2]

9904 Mauratombelli is a C-type main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 4.52 years.[3]

Discovered on July 29, 1997 by Andrea Boattini and Luciano Tesi working at the Pistoia Mountains Astronomical Observatory, it was given the provisional designation "1997 OC1". It was later renamed "Mauratombelli" after astronomer Maura Tombelli, who studied variable stars and minor planets.[4]


  1. ^ Tedesco E.F., Noah P.V., Noah M., Price S.D. "The supplemental IRAS minor planet survey (SIMPS)". 
  2. ^ Gianluca Masi, Sergio Foglia & Richard P. Binzel. "Search for Unusual Spectroscopic Candidates Among 40313 minor planets from the 3rd Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Moving Object Catalog". 
  3. ^ "9904 Mauratombelli (1997 OC1)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved February 7, 2008. 
  4. ^ MPC 34632 Minor Planet Center