1122 Neith

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1122 Neith[1]
Discovery
Discovered by Delporte, E. at Uccle
Discovery date 17 September 1928
Designations
MPC designation (1122) Neith
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 90.72 yr (33135 days)
Aphelion 3.2762404 AU (490.11859 Gm)
Perihelion 1.9345908 AU (289.41066 Gm)
2.6054156 AU (389.76463 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.257473
4.21 yr (1536.1 d)
296.91415°
0° 14m 3.706s / day
Inclination 4.738010°
63.38866°
328.99615°
Earth MOID 0.941247 AU (140.8085 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.16336 AU (323.634 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.360
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
6.005±0.25 km
12.599 h (0.5250 d)
0.4450±0.044
11.7

1122 Neith is a main belt asteroid, approximately 12 km in diameter, orbiting the Sun. It was discovered by Eugène Joseph Delporte on September 17, 1928, at Uccle and was given the provisional designation 1928 SB. It was named for the Egyptian goddess of Libyan origin, Neith, goddess of the hunt and of war, believed to be the mother of the Sun.[1][2]

Photometric observations during 2008 showed a rotation period of 12.5990 ± 0.0006 hours and a brightness variation of 0.08 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[3]

Measurements made with the IRAS observatory give a diameter of 13.84 ± 1.46 km and a geometric albedo of 0.34 ± 0.07. By comparison, the MIPS photometer on the Spitzer Space Telescope gives a diameter of 13.81 ± 0.73 km and a geometric albedo of 0.34 ± 0.02.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. p. 95. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 
  3. ^ Oey, Julian (October 2009), "Lightcurve Analysis of Asteroids from Leura and Kingsgrove Observatory in the Second Half of 2008", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 36 (4): 162–164, Bibcode:2009MPBu...36..162O 
  4. ^ Ryan, Erin Lee; et al. (April 2012), "The Kilometer-Sized Main Belt Asteroid Population as Revealed by Spitzer", eprint arXiv, Bibcode:2012arXiv1204.1116R, arXiv:1204.1116Freely accessible. 

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