1073 Gellivara

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1073 Gellivara
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date 14 September 1923
Designations
MPC designation (1073) Gellivara
Named after
Gällivare
1923 OW
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 33778 days (92.48 yr)
Aphelion 3.79302 AU (567.428 Gm)
Perihelion 2.5639748 AU (383.56517 Gm)
3.178498 AU (475.4965 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1933377
5.67 yr (2069.8 d)
143.82914°
0.17392864°/day
Inclination 1.6067900°
39.5086549°
289.2439010°
Earth MOID 1.55139 AU (232.085 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.55561 AU (232.716 Gm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 55 km
Mean radius
17.865 ± 1.7 km
11.32 h (0.472 d)
0.0241 ± 0.005
11.7

1073 Gellivara is an asteroid. It was discovered by Johann Palisa on September 14, 1923. Its provisional designation was 1923 OW. It was named after the small town of Gällivare in Sweden, where astronomers witnessed the total eclipse of the sun in 1927.[2] It is a member of the Themis family.

This was the latest and one of the highest numbered minor planets discovered by noted asteroid discovered Johann Palisa, and was discovered in September 1923 from Vienna.[3] (See also 14309 Defoy.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1073 Gellivara (1923 OW)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, L. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. 1. Springer. pp. 1–92. ISBN 9783540002383. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Johann Palisa, the most successful visual discoverer of asteroids" (PDF). astrometrica.at. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 

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