1237 Geneviève

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1237 Geneviève
Discovery [1]
Discovered by G. Reiss
Discovery site Algiers Obs.
Discovery date 2 December 1931
Designations
MPC designation (1237) Genevieve
Named after
Geneviève Reiss
(daughter of discoverer)[2]
1931 XB · 1929 GA
1984 MM · A908 HA
main-belt · (middle)[3]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 16 February 2017 (JD 2457800.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 108.69 yr (39,700 days)
Aphelion 2.8143 AU
Perihelion 2.4092 AU
2.6117 AU
Eccentricity 0.0775
4.22 yr (1,542 days)
122.65°
0° 14m 0.6s / day
Inclination 9.7347°
57.874°
305.81°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 30.85±6.64 km[4]
37.26±11.83 km[5]
39.74 km (derived)[3]
39.81±1.1 km (IRAS:20)[6]
40.67±0.61 km[7]
42.987±4.138 km[8]
16.37±0.10 h[9]
24.82±0.07 h[10]
0.0413±0.0070[8]
0.0484 (derived)[3]
0.057±0.002[7]
0.0585±0.003 (IRAS:20)[6]
0.06±0.04[5]
0.07±0.14[4]
B–V = 0.610[1]
U–B = 0.250[1]
S[3]
10.7[5][6][7] · 10.8[1] · 10.84[4] · 10.91[3][8][9] · 10.92±0.59[11]

1237 Geneviève, provisional designation 1931 XB, is an asteroid from the middle region of the asteroid belt, approximately 38 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 2 December 1931, by French astronomer Guy Reiss at the Algerian Algiers Observatory in North Africa.[12]

Geneviève orbits the Sun at a distance of 2.4–2.8 AU once every 4 years and 3 months (1,542 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.08 and an inclination of 10° with respect to the ecliptic.[1] In 1908, it was first identified as A908 HA at Taunton Observatory (803). A few days later, Geneviève was also observed at the U.S. Naval Observatory, which extended the body's observation arc by 23 years prior to its official discovery observation at Algiers.[12]

In May 1984, American astronomer Richard Binzel obtained a rotational light-curve of Geneviève that gave a rotation period of 16.37 hours with a brightness variation of 0.23 magnitude (U=2).[9] A divergent period of 24.82 hours with an amplitude of 0.07 magnitude was obtained from photometric observations by astronomer Raymond Poncy in April 2005 (U=2-).[10]

According to the surveys carried out by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite IRAS, the Japanese Akari satellite, and NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer with its subsequent NEOWISE mission, Geneviève measures between 30.85 and 40.67 kilometers in diameter, and its surface has an albedo between 0.057 and 0.07 (without preliminary results).[6][7][8] The Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link (CALL) agrees with the results obtained by IRAS, and derives an albedo of 0.0484 and a diameter of 39.74 kilometers using an absolute magnitude of 10.91. CALL also classifies it a stony S-type asteroid, despite its low albedo.[3]

This minor planet was named for the eldest daughter of the discoverer, Geneviève Reiss. The discoverer also named 1300 Marcelle and 1376 Michelle after his other two daughters. Naming citation was first mentioned in The Names of the Minor Planets by Paul Herget in 1955 (H 114).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1237 Genevieve (1931 XB)" (2017-01-09 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1237) Geneviève. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 103. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "LCDB Data for (1237) Geneviève". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c Nugent, C. R.; Mainzer, A.; Bauer, J.; Cutri, R. M.; Kramer, E. A.; Grav, T.; et al. (September 2016). "NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year Two: Asteroid Diameters and Albedos". The Astronomical Journal. 152 (3): 12. Bibcode:2016AJ....152...63N. arXiv:1606.08923Freely accessible. doi:10.3847/0004-6256/152/3/63. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c Nugent, C. R.; Mainzer, A.; Masiero, J.; Bauer, J.; Cutri, R. M.; Grav, T.; et al. (December 2015). "NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year One: Preliminary Asteroid Diameters and Albedos". The Astrophysical Journal. 814 (2): 13. Bibcode:2015ApJ...814..117N. arXiv:1509.02522Freely accessible. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/814/2/117. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d Tedesco, E. F.; Noah, P. V.; Noah, M.; Price, S. D. (October 2004). "IRAS Minor Planet Survey V6.0". NASA Planetary Data System. Bibcode:2004PDSS...12.....T. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c d Usui, Fumihiko; Kuroda, Daisuke; Müller, Thomas G.; Hasegawa, Sunao; Ishiguro, Masateru; Ootsubo, Takafumi; et al. (October 2011). "Asteroid Catalog Using Akari: AKARI/IRC Mid-Infrared Asteroid Survey" (PDF). Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan. 63 (5): 1117–1138. Bibcode:2011PASJ...63.1117U. doi:10.1093/pasj/63.5.1117. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c d Mainzer, A.; Grav, T.; Masiero, J.; Hand, E.; Bauer, J.; Tholen, D.; et al. (November 2011). "NEOWISE Studies of Spectrophotometrically Classified Asteroids: Preliminary Results" (PDF). The Astrophysical Journal. 741 (2): 25. Bibcode:2011ApJ...741...90M. arXiv:1109.6407Freely accessible. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/2/90. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c Binzel, R. P. (October 1987). "A photoelectric survey of 130 asteroids". Icarus: 135–208. Bibcode:1987Icar...72..135B. ISSN 0019-1035. doi:10.1016/0019-1035(87)90125-4. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Behrend, Raoul. "Asteroids and comets rotation curves – (1237) Geneviève". Geneva Observatory. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  11. ^ Veres, Peter; Jedicke, Robert; Fitzsimmons, Alan; Denneau, Larry; Granvik, Mikael; Bolin, Bryce; et al. (November 2015). "Absolute magnitudes and slope parameters for 250,000 asteroids observed by Pan-STARRS PS1 - Preliminary results". Icarus. 261: 34–47. Bibcode:2015Icar..261...34V. arXiv:1506.00762Freely accessible. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.08.007. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "1237 Genevieve (1931 XB)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 

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