2102 Tantalus

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Tantalus
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. Kowal
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date December 27, 1975
Designations
MPC designation 2102
Named after
Tantalus
1975 YA
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 1.675480355940624
Perihelion .9044414955741921
Eccentricity .2988613240023964
535.1348807900997
2.197759117592797
Inclination 64.01088599115477
94.38341186165387
61.57071767945908
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 2-4 km[1]
2.384 h[2]
Q[2]
16.0[2]

2102 Tantalus (1975 YA) is an Apollo asteroid discovered on December 27, 1975 by C. Kowal at Palomar Observatory.[2] It is a Q-type asteroid.[2] It will pass 0.04439 AU (6,641,000 km; 4,126,000 mi) from Earth on 2038-Dec-27, which is just slightly closer than the 1975-Dec-26 approach of 0.046 AU.[2] The asteroid is about 2-4 km in diameter.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2015-05-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2102 Tantalus". Jet Propulsion Laboratory.