2009 Voloshina

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For Ukrainian surname, see Voloshin.
2009 Voloshina
Discovery [1][2]
Discovered by T. Smirnova
Discovery site CrAO (Nauchnyj)
Discovery date 22 October 1968
Designations
MPC designation 2009 Voloshina
Named after
Vera Voloshina[3]
1968 UL · 1926 FF
1929 TO · 1957 WF2
1959 EC · 1970 EL1
1973 SP6 · 1973 SU3
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 90.01 yr (32875 days)
Aphelion 3.5594 AU (532.48 Gm)
Perihelion 2.6694 AU (399.34 Gm)
3.1144 AU (465.91 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.14288
5.50 yr (2007.5 d)
153.77°
0° 10m 45.588s / day
Inclination 2.8614°
107.56°
6.2423°
Earth MOID 1.68583 AU (252.197 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.55136 AU (232.080 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.200
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 34.8 km
Mean radius
17.41 ± 1.05 km
5.896 h (0.2457 d)
0.0698 ± 0.009
11.2

2009 Voloshina, provisional designation 1968 UL, is an asteroid in the asteroid belt, about 35 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered by Russian astronomer Tamara Smirnova at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Nauchnyj on 22 October 1968. The asteroid orbits the Sun at a distance of 2.7–3.6 AU once every five and a half years. Its orbit lies nearly in the ecliptic plane as it is tilted by less than 3 degrees. Measurements by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite, IRAS, show a geometric albedo of 0.07. The asteroid rotates around its axis once every six hours.[1][2]

It was named in honor of Vera Danilovna Voloshina (1919–1941), a partisan of the Soviet Great Patriotic War (1941–1945), also known as the Eastern Front of the Second World War.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2009 Voloshina (1968 UL)" (2015-08-14 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "2009 Voloshina (1968 UL)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2009) Voloshina. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 163. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 

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