1373 Cincinnati

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1373 Cincinnati
Discovery [1][2]
Discovered by E. Hubble
Discovery site Mount Wilson Obs.
Discovery date 30 August 1935
Designations
MPC designation 1373 Cincinnati
Named after
Cincinnati Obs.[3]
1935 QN
main-belt (outer)
Orbital characteristics[1][4]
Epoch 27 June 2015 (JD 2457200.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 79.83 yr (29,159 days)
Aphelion 4.4969 AU
Perihelion 2.3451 AU
3.4210 AU
Eccentricity 0.3145
6.33 yr (2311.2 days)
239.90°
Inclination 38.936°
297.47°
99.314°
Earth MOID 1.6332 AU
Physical characteristics
5.28 h
Temperature ~151 K[citation needed]
SMASS = Xk
11.6

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

The X-type asteroid has an extremely inclined, cometary-like orbit of 39 degrees to the ecliptic.[1][5] Cincinnati is similar to the Cybele asteroids.[6]

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 "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1373 Cincinnati (1935 QN)" (2015-07-11 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved October 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/lists/NumberedMPs.html
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1373) Cincinnati. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 111. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved October 2015. 
  4. ^ The Asteroid Orbital Elements Database
  5. ^ Spectral properties of asteroids in cometary orbits
  6. ^ Dynamical evolution of the Cybele asteroids, V. Carruba, D. Nesvorny, M. E. Huaman, (2015)

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