9963 Sandage

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9963 Sandage
AnimatedOrbitOf9963Sandage.gif
Orbit of 9963 Sandage (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. F. Helin
Discovery date January 9, 1992
Designations
MPC designation 9963 Sandage
Named after
Allan Sandage
1992 AN, 1976 NH, 1989 CK6
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 2.9975377 AU
Perihelion 1.6843943 AU
2.340966 AU
Eccentricity 0.2804704
1308.2510595 d
222.20962°
Inclination 23.45447°
117.01564°
241.23861°
Physical characteristics
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
13.6

9963 Sandage is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 3.58 years.[1]

Discovered on January 9, 1992 by E. F. Helin, it was given the provisional designation "1992 AN". It was later renamed "Sandage" after Allan Sandage, an American astronomer.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "9963 Sandage (1992 AN)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. 
  2. ^ MPC 43381 Minor Planet Center