1459 Magnya

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1459 Magnya
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Grigory Neujmin
Discovery site Simeiz Observatory
Discovery date 4 November 1937
Designations
MPC designation 1459
1937 VA
main belt
Orbital characteristics[2][3]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 78.31 yr (28601 days)
Aphelion 3.87724 AU (580.027 Gm)
Perihelion 2.41082 AU (360.654 Gm)
3.14403 AU (470.340 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.233206
5.57 yr (2036.2 d)
50.7515°
0° 10m 36.469s / day
Inclination 16.9395°
41.5416°
328.829°
Earth MOID 1.42715 AU (213.499 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.63602 AU (244.745 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.101
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 29.90 ± 3.1 km (18.58 ± 1.93 mi)[4]
Mean radius
14.95±1.55 km
4.678 h (0.1949 d)
0.2168±0.053 [3][4]
9.9,[5] 10.3[3]

1459 Magnya (1937 VA) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on November 4, 1937, by Russian astronomer Grigory Neujmin at Simeiz Observatory.[1] The spectrum of this object show that it has a basaltic surface, which may indicate that it is a remnant from a larger parent body that underwent differentiation prior to breaking up. As of 2000, it is the only known basalt asteroid orbiting beyond 4 Vesta.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ "(1459) Magnya". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved December 15, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "1459 Magnya (1937 VA)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Tedesco; et al. (2004). "Supplemental IRAS Minor Planet Survey (SIMPS)". IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved January 8, 2009. 
  5. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on June 17, 2012. Retrieved January 8, 2009. 
  6. ^ Lazzaro, D.; et al. (June 2000), "Discovery of a Basaltic Asteroid in the Outer Main Belt" (PDF), Science, 288 (5473), pp. 2033–2035, Bibcode:2000Sci...288.2033L, doi:10.1126/science.288.5473.2033, retrieved 2013-03-30. 

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