9973 Szpilman

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9973 Szpilman
AnimatedOrbitOf9973Szpilman.gif
Orbit of 9973 Szpilman (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. W. Elst
Discovery date July 12, 1993
Designations
Named after
Władysław Szpilman
1993 NB2, 1949 QJ, 1979 BV2, 1991 AM3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 2.9650872 AU
Perihelion 2.0965048 AU
2.530796 AU
Eccentricity 0.1716026
1470.5647471 d
107.70337°
Inclination 1.49873°
297.23247°
104.31458°
Physical characteristics
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
14.2

9973 Szpilman (pronounced: Shpilman) is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 4.03 years.[1]

Discovered on July 12, 1993 by E. W. Elst working at the European Southern Observatory, it was given the provisional designation 1993 NB2. It was later renamed "Szpilman" after Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish-Jewish pianist and Holocaust survivor.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "9973 Szpilman (1993 NB2)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. 
  2. ^ MPC 49097 Minor Planet Center