2019 van Albada

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2019 van Albada
Discovery [1]
Discovered by H. van Gent
Discovery site Johannesburg Obs.
(Leiden Southern Station)
Discovery date 28 September 1935
Designations
MPC designation 2019 van Albada
Named after
Gale Bruno van Albada[2]
1935 SX1 · 1931 JN
1941 HS · 1964 DG
1971 HB · 1975 ND
1975 PL · A911 KD
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 84.60 yr (30899 days)
Aphelion 2.6115 AU (390.67 Gm)
Perihelion 1.8713 AU (279.94 Gm)
2.2414 AU (335.31 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.16514
3.36 yr (1225.7 d)
45.512°
0° 17m 37.392s / day
Inclination 4.0426°
252.21°
24.991°
Earth MOID 0.854252 AU (127.7943 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.49541 AU (373.308 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.613
Physical characteristics
2.729 h (0.1137 d)
SMASS = S
12.3

2019 van Albada, provisional designation 1935 SX1, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 28, 1935 by Dutch astronomer Hendrik van Gent at Leiden Southern Station, annex to the Johannesburg Observatory in South Africa. It is a S-type asteroid.[1]

The asteroid was considered as a flyby target of the NEAR unmanned robotic spacecraft mission in the 1990s.[3] NEAR eventually launched, but visited 253 Mathilde and 433 Eros.

It was named in memory of Dutch astronomer Gale Bruno van Albada (1911–1972), who was director of the Bosscha Observatory and of the Astronomical Institute at Amsterdam.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2019 van Albada (1935 SX1)" (2015-08-29 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2019) van Albada. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 163. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Extended-mission opportunities for a Discovery-class asteroid rendezvous mission

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