9941 Iguanodon

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9941 Iguanodon
AnimatedOrbitOf9941Iguanodon.gif
Orbit of 9941 Iguanodon (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. W. Elst
Discovery date February 4, 1989
Designations
Named after
Iguanodon
1989 CB3, 1994 PV30
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch June 3, 2006 (JD 2453890.1370709)
Aphelion 2.5783541 AU
Perihelion 2.0216201 AU
2.2999871 AU
Eccentricity 0.1210298
1274.0501293 d (3.49 a)
87.69722°
Inclination 5.43504°
264.40297°
217.84888°
Physical characteristics
S-type asteroid[1]
14.5 mag

9941 Iguanodon is an S-type main belt asteroid which orbits the Sun every 3.49 years.[2]

It was discovered on February 4, 1989 by Eric Elst at the European Southern Observatory and given the provisional designation "1989 CB3". It was later named "Iguanodon" after the dinosaur genus Iguanodon.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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". 
  2. ^ "9941 Iguanodon (1989 CB3)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. 
  3. ^ MPC 47166 Minor Planet Center