1373 Cincinnati

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1373 Cincinnati
Discovery [1]
Discovered by E. Hubble
Discovery site Mount Wilson Obs.
Discovery date 30 August 1935
Designations
MPC designation (1373) Cincinnati
Named after
Cincinnati Observatory[2]
1935 QN
main-belt · (outer)[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 81.14 yr (29,637 days)
Aphelion 4.4986 AU
Perihelion 2.3467 AU
3.4227 AU
Eccentricity 0.3144
6.33 yr (2,313 days)
4.5327°
0° 9m 20.52s / day
Inclination 38.927°
297.47°
99.232°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 19.448±0.175[3]
5.28 h (0.220 d)
0.155±0.036[3]
SMASS = Xk [1]
11.6[1]

1373 Cincinnati, provisional designation 1935 QN, is an asteroid of the outer asteroid belt, approximately 20 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered by the famous American astronomer Edwin Hubble at Mount Wilson Observatory on August 30, 1935. It was his only asteroid discovery.

Orbit and characterization[edit]

The X-type asteroid has an extremely inclined, cometary-like orbit of 39 degrees to the ecliptic.[1][4] Cincinnati is similar to the Cybele asteroids.[5]

Naming[edit]

Recommended by the Minor Planet Center, the asteroid is named after the Cincinnati Observatory, whose staff provided most of the orbit computations.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1373 Cincinnati (1935 QN)" (2016-10-31 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1373) Cincinnati. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 111. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Masiero, Joseph R.; Grav, T.; Mainzer, A. K.; Nugent, C. R.; Bauer, J. M.; Stevenson, R.; et al. (August 2014). "Main-belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE: Near-infrared Albedos". The Astrophysical Journal. 791 (2): 11. Bibcode:2014ApJ...791..121M. arXiv:1406.6645Freely accessible. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/791/2/121. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Spectral properties of asteroids in cometary orbits
  5. ^ Dynamical evolution of the Cybele asteroids, V. Carruba, D. Nesvorny, M. E. Huaman, (2015)

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