1225 Ariane

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1225 Ariane
Discovery [1]
Discovered by H. van Gent
Discovery site Johannesburg Obs.
(Leiden Southern Station)
Discovery date 23 April 1930
Designations
MPC designation 1225 Ariane
Named after
(fictional character)[2]
1930 HK · 1928 UD
1958 TB
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 85.96 yr (31397 days)
Aphelion 2.3996 AU (358.98 Gm)
Perihelion 2.0672 AU (309.25 Gm)
2.2334 AU (334.11 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.074401
3.34 yr (1219.1 d)
32.053°
0° 17m 43.044s / day
Inclination 3.0748°
12.388°
100.88°
Earth MOID 1.08481 AU (162.285 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.65478 AU (397.149 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.635
Physical characteristics
5.5068 h (0.22945 d)
12.1

1225 Ariane, provisional designation 1930 HK, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on April 23, 1930, by Hendrik van Gent at the Leiden Southern Station, annex to the Johannesburg Observatory in South Africa.[1]

Photometric observations made in 2003 at the U.S. Carbuncle Hill Observatory (912) near Providence, Rhode Island, give a synodic rotation period of 5.529±0.002 hours. The light curve shows a brightness variation of 0.40±0.02 in magnitude.[3]

The asteroid is named after "Ariane Leprieur", the principal role in the play Le Chemin de Crête by Gabriel Marcel (1889–1973).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1225 Ariane (1930 HK)" (2015-09-23 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1225) Ariane. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 102. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Pray, Donald P. (March 2004), "Lightcurve analysis of asteroids 1225, 1301, 2134, 2741, and 3974", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 31 (1), pp. 6–8, Bibcode:2004MPBu...31....6P. 

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