1462 Zamenhof

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1462 Zamenhof
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Yrjö Väisälä
Discovery site Turku[1]
Discovery date 6 February 1938
Designations
1938 CA, 1963 TS,
1964 VF2, 1969 TU5
Asteroid belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 52.51 yr (19181 days)
Aphelion 3.4922546 AU (522.43385 Gm)
Perihelion 2.8018542 AU (419.15142 Gm)
3.1470544 AU (470.79264 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1096899
5.58 yr (2039.2 d)
295.91001°
0° 10m 35.551s / day
Inclination 0.9677229°
24.775140°
188.23675°
Earth MOID 1.79533 AU (268.578 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.47486 AU (220.636 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.199
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~26 km[1]
Mean radius
12.91±0.85 km
10.4 h (0.43 d)
0.1268±0.019[1]
11.2[1]

1462 Zamenhof is an asteroid in the asteroid belt discovered by the Finnish astronomer and physicist Yrjö Väisälä on February 6, 1938.[2] It has a diameter of about 26 km and geometric albedo of 0.1268.[1] It is named for L. L. Zamenhof, ophthalmologist and creator of the constructed language Esperanto. This asteroid and 1421 Esperanto are considered to be the most remote Zamenhof-Esperanto objects.

The light curve of 1462 Zamenhof shows a periodicity of 10.4 ± 0.1 hours, during which time the brightness of the object varies by 0.35 ± 0.04 in magnitude.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "1462 Zamenhof (1938 CA)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 9 April 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ Menke, John; et al. (October 2008), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at Menke Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin 35 (4): 155–160, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..155M 

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