2008 Konstitutsiya

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2008 Konstitutsiya
Discovery [1]
Discovered by L. Chernykh
Discovery site CrAO (Nauchnyj)
Discovery date 27 September 1973
Designations
MPC designation 2008 Konstitutsiya
Named after
1977 Soviet Constitution[2]
1973 SV4 · 1938 SV
1950 VG · 1953 EH
1953 FE · 1967 RY
1973 UE · 1976 ED
main-belt (outer)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 48.52 yr (17723 days)
Aphelion 3.5348 AU (528.80 Gm)
Perihelion 2.8972 AU (433.41 Gm)
3.2160 AU (481.11 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.099136
5.77 yr (2106.5 d)
292.30°
0° 10m 15.24s / day
Inclination 20.658°
15.640°
202.57°
Earth MOID 1.90065 AU (284.333 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.45353 AU (217.445 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.082
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 50.3 km
Mean radius
25.13 ± 0.6 km
11.2692 h (0.46955 d)
0.0531 ± 0.003
10.2

2008 Konstitutsiya, provisionally designated 1973 SV4, is a relatively dark but large asteroid from the outer asteroid belt, about 50 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on September 27, 1973 by Russian astronomer Lyudmila Chernykh at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Nauchnyj. The asteroid orbits the Sun at a distance of 2.9–3.5 AU once every 5.76 years (2,104 days). Its orbit is tilted by 21 degrees to the ecliptic and it rotates around its axis every 11 hours.[1]

The asteroid was named on the occasion of the adoption of the new 1977 Soviet Constitution, also known as Brezhnev Constitution.[2] It was the third and last Soviet Constitution ever to be adopted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2008 Konstitutsiya (1973 SV4)" (2015-02-17 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2008) Konstitutsiya. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 163. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 

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