995 Sternberga

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995 Sternberga
Discovery
Discovered by S. Beljavskij
Discovery site Simeis
Discovery date June 8, 1923
Designations
1923 NP
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.054 AU
Perihelion 2.176 AU
2.615 AU
Eccentricity 0.168
4.228 a
94.657°
Inclination 13.063°
222.018°
121.754°
Physical characteristics
15.26 ± 0.01[1] h

995 Sternberga is a main-belt asteroid discovered in 1923 by Sergei Belyavsky at Simeiz Observatory. It was named after Russian astronomer Pavel Shternberg.[2]

Photometric observations of this asteroid collected during 2004 show a rotation period of 15.26 ± 0.01 hours with a brightness variation of 0.15 ± 0.03 magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stephens, Robert D. (June 2005), "Rotational periods of 743 Eugenisis, 995 Sternberga, 1185 Nikko 2892 Filipenko, 3144 Brosche, and 3220 Murayama", The Minor Planet Bulletin 32 (2): 27–28, Bibcode:2005MPBu...32...27S. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (6th ed.), Springer, p. 85, ISBN 3642297188. 

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