9915 Potanin

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9915 Potanin
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Orbit of 9915 Potanin (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by N. S. Chernykh
Discovery date September 8, 1977
Designations
MPC designation 9915 Potanin
1977 RD2, 1982 SP5, 1987 RS2
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 3.4925053 AU
Perihelion 2.3977123 AU
2.9451088 AU
Eccentricity 0.1858663
1846.0797190d
323.16002°
Inclination 3.2004°
50.30313°
339.89329°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~32.9 km[1]
~0.01
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
C-type asteroid[2]
12.7

9915 Potanin is a C-type main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 5.05 years.[3]

Discovered on September 8, 1977 by Nikolai Chernykh, it was given the provisional designation "1977 RD2". It was later renamed "Potanin" after Grigorij Potanin, a Russian explorer of Siberia.[4]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "9915 Potanin (1977 RD2)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  4. ^ MPC 42359 Minor Planet Center