1176 Lucidor

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1176 Lucidor
Discovery [1]
Discovered by E. Delporte
Discovery site Uccle—Belgium
Discovery date 15 November 1930
Designations
MPC designation 1176 Lucidor
Named after
Lucidor (astronomer)[2]
1930 VE · 1927 BF
1971 BD2
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 27 June 2015 (JD 2457200.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 84.38 yr (30,818 days)
Aphelion 3.0751 AU
Perihelion 2.3110 AU
2.6931 AU
Eccentricity 0.1418
4.42 yr (1614.2 days)
46.250°
Inclination 6.6457°
272.36°
156.40°
Earth MOID 1.3277 AU
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 30.7 km
4.0791 h
0.0821
SMASS = C
11.5

1176 Lucidor, provisional designation 1930 VE, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on November 15, 1930, by Eugène Joseph Delporte at the Royal Observatory of Belgium. On the same day, it was independently discovered by Max Wolf at Heidelberg Observatory and 15 days later by Grigory Neujmin at Simeiz Observatory in Crimea. The C-type asteroid measures about 31 kilometers in diameter.[1]

Lucidor was named in honor of a female amateur astronomer and friend of the discoverer.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1176 Lucidor (1930 VE)" (2015-04-01 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1176) Lucidor. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 99. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved October 2015. 

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