9930 Billburrows

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9930 Billburrows
Orbit of 9930 Billburrows (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. Bowell
Discovery date February 5, 1984
MPC designation 9930 Billburrows
1984 CP, 1961 CO, 1961 EF, 1980 BB6
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 2.6916381 AU
Perihelion 2.1827479 AU
2.437193 AU
Eccentricity 0.1044009
1389.7392463 d
Inclination 7.45258°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~12.9 km[1]
Surface temp. min mean max
C-type asteroid[2]

9930 Billburrows is a C-type main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 3.80 years.[3]

Discovered on February 5, 1984 by Ted Bowell working at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory, it was given the provisional designation "1984 CP". It was later renamed "Billburrows" after William E. Burrows, a professor at New York University who founded the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting school there.[4] The name was suggested by E. M. Standish.[5]


  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. ^ "9930 Billburrows (1984 CP)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Journalism at NYU - Science, Health and Environmental Reporting". New York University. 
  5. ^ MPC 43043 Minor Planet Center