2010 Chebyshev

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2010 Chebyshev
Discovery [1]
Discovered by B. A. Burnasheva
Discovery site Crimean Astrophysical Obs.
Discovery date 13 October 1969
MPC designation (2010) Chebyshev
Named after
Pafnuty Chebyshev
(Russian mathematician)[2]
1969 TL4 · 1931 VA
1948 YA · 1958 TF1
main-belt · (outer)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 85.41 yr (31,195 days)
Aphelion 3.6737 AU
Perihelion 2.5039 AU
3.0888 AU
Eccentricity 0.1894
5.43 yr (1,983 days)
0° 10m 53.76s / day
Inclination 2.3971°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 24.649±0.194[3]
Tholen = BU: [1]
B–V = 0.705[1]
U–B = 0.339[1]

2010 Chebyshev, provisional designation 1969 TL4, is a rare-type carbonaceous asteroid from the outer regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 25 kilometers in diameter. The asteroid was discovered on 13 October 1969, by Soviet astronomer Bella Burnasheva at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Nauchnyj, on the Crimean peninsula.[4] It was named for mathematician Pafnuty Chebyshev.[2]

Classification and orbit[edit]

Chebyshev orbits the Sun in the outer main-belt at a distance of 2.5–3.7 AU once every 5 years and 5 months (1,983 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.19 and an inclination of 2° with respect to the ecliptic.[1] The asteroid was first identified as 1931 VA at Lowell Observatory in October 1931, extending the body's observation arc by 38 years prior to its official discovery observation at Nauchnyj.[4]

Physical characteristics[edit]

Spectral type[edit]

In the Tholen classification, Chebyshev is a rare BU: type, a variation of the carbonaceous B-type asteroids.[1]

Diameter and albedo[edit]

According to the survey carried out by the NEOWISE mission of NASA's space-based Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, Chebyshev measures 24.649 kilometers in diameter and its surface has an albedo of 0.065.[3] Chebyshev has an absolute magnitude of 11.62.[1]


As of 2017, Chebyshev' rotation period and shape remain unknown.[1][5]


This minor planet was named after Russian mathematician and mechanician Pafnuty Chebyshev (1821–1894).[2] The approved naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center before November 1977 (M.P.C. 4481).[6] The lunar crater Chebyshev was also named in his honor.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2010 Chebyshev (1969 TL4)" (2017-03-28 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2010) Chebyshev. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 163. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Masiero, Joseph R.; Mainzer, A. K.; Grav, T.; Bauer, J. M.; Cutri, R. M.; Dailey, J.; et al. (November 2011). "Main Belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE. I. Preliminary Albedos and Diameters". The Astrophysical Journal. 741 (2): 20. Bibcode:2011ApJ...741...68M. arXiv:1109.4096Freely accessible. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/2/68. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "2010 Chebyshev (1969 TL4)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "LCDB Data for (2010) Chebyshev". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 

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