1671 Chaika

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Chaika
Discovery
Discovered by Neujmin, G.
Discovery site Simeis
Discovery date October 3, 1934
Designations
MPC designation 1671
Named after
Valentina "Chaika" Tereshkova
1934 TD
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.2564352
Perihelion 1.9234420
Eccentricity 0.2573407
1522.4135431
213.64044
Inclination 3.95561
177.41924
249.88774
Physical characteristics
3.774 ± 0.003 h[1]
12.0

1671 Chaika (1934 TD) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 3, 1934 by Neujmin, G. at Simeis. The name (Russian for seagull) commemorates the call sign of cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space.[2]

The light curve of 1671 Chaika shows a periodicity of 3.774 ± 0.003 hours, during which time the brightness of the object varies by 0.18 ± 0.03 in magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Menke, John et al. (October 2008), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at Menke Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin (Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers) 35 (4): 155–160, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..155M 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names 1. New York: Springer. p. 133. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 

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