9932 Kopylov

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9932 Kopylov
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Orbit of 9932 Kopylov (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by N. S. Chernykh
Discovery date August 23, 1985
Designations
MPC designation 9932 Kopylov
1985 QP5, 1965 UL2, 1989 TY13
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 2.7930064 AU
Perihelion 2.311602 AU
2.5523042 AU
Eccentricity 0.0943078
1489.3510777 d
192.33698°
Inclination 14.16593°
358.22919°
308.09997°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~12.9 km[1]
~0.01
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
13.4

9932 Kopylov is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 4.08 years.[2]

Discovered on August 23, 1985 by Nikolai Chernykh working at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, it was given the provisional designation "1985 QP5". It was later renamed "Kopylov" after Ivan Mikheevich Kopylov, the director of the Special Astrophysical Observatory from 1966 until 1985.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tedesco E.F., Noah P.V., Noah M., Price S.D. "The supplemental IRAS minor planet survey (SIMPS)". 
  2. ^ "9932 Kopylov (1985 QP5)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  3. ^ MPC 39653 Minor Planet Center