2134 Dennispalm

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2134 Dennispalm
Discovery [1]
Discovered by C. Kowal
Discovery site Palomar Obs.
Discovery date 24 December 1976
Designations
MPC designation (2134) Dennispalm
Named after
C. Dennis Palm[2]
1976 YB
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 61.16 yr (22,337 days)
Aphelion 3.3111 AU
Perihelion 1.9594 AU
2.6353 AU
Eccentricity 0.2565
4.28 yr (1,563 days)
161.22°
0° 13m 49.44s / day
Inclination 31.367°
11.606°
120.22°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 6.007±0.257[3]
4.114 h (0.1714 d)[4]
5.2±0.7[5]
0.339±0.037[3]
Tholen = DSU: [1] · DSU: [4]
B–V = 0.936[1]
13.1[1]

2134 Dennispalm, provisional designation 1976 YB is a main-belt asteroid discovered on December 24, 1976, by Charles T. Kowal at Palomar Observatory.[6][7]

Photometric observations made in 2003 at the Carbuncle Hill Observatory near Providence, Rhode Island, give a synodic rotation period of 4.114 ± 0.002 hours. The light curve shows a brightness variation of 0.37 ± 0.05 in magnitude.[7]

It is named in honor of C. Dennis Palm (1945–1974), who worked as a night assistant at Caltech's 48" Schmidt telescope on Palomar Mountain in the 1960s and later at Caltech's 60" reflecting telescope, also on Palomar.[2] The approved naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center before November 1977 (M.P.C. 4788).[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2134 Dennispalm (1976 YB)" (2017-06-04 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2134) Dennispalm. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 173. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Masiero, Joseph R.; Mainzer, A. K.; Grav, T.; Bauer, J. M.; Cutri, R. M.; Nugent, C.; et al. (November 2012). "Preliminary Analysis of WISE/NEOWISE 3-Band Cryogenic and Post-cryogenic Observations of Main Belt Asteroids". The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 759 (1): 5. arXiv:1209.5794Freely accessible. Bibcode:2012ApJ...759L...8M. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/759/1/L8. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "LCDB Data for (2134) Dennispalm". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Behrend, Raoul. "Asteroids and comets rotation curves – (2134) Dennispalm". Geneva Observatory. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "2134 Dennispalm (1976 YB)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Pray, Donald P. (March 2004), "Lightcurve analysis of asteroids 1225, 1301, 2134, 2741, and 3974", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 31 (1), pp. 6–8, Bibcode:2004MPBu...31....6P. 
  8. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 

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