1190 Pelagia

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1190 Pelagia
Discovery [1]
Discovered by G. Neujmin
Discovery site Simeiz Observatory
Discovery date 20 September 1930
Designations
MPC designation 1190 Pelagia
Named after
Pelageya Shajn[2]
1930 SL · 1928 DP
1938 YA · 1953 VB
1953 XP · A909 BC
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 107.23 yr (39164 days)
Aphelion 2.7525 AU (411.77 Gm)
Perihelion 2.1091 AU (315.52 Gm)
2.4308 AU (363.64 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.13234
3.79 yr (1384.3 d)
180.82°
0° 15m 36.216s / day
Inclination 3.1697°
26.478°
41.296°
Earth MOID 1.12256 AU (167.933 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.52451 AU (377.661 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.493
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 17.5 km
Mean radius
8.725±0.5 km
2.3661 h (0.09859 d)
0.0636±0.008
12.7

1190 Pelagia, provisional designation 1930 SL, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 20, 1930, by Russian astronomer Grigory Neujmin at the Crimean Simeiz Observatory. The asteroid measures about 18 kilometers in diameter.[1]

It was named in honor of Russian astronomer Pelageya Shajn (1894–1956), the first female astronomer to discover a minor planet, 1112 Polonia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1190 Pelagia (1930 SL)" (2015-05-26 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1190) Pelagia. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 100. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 

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