2151 Hadwiger

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2151 Hadwiger
Discovery [1]
Discovered by P. Wild
Discovery site Zimmerwald Obs.
Discovery date 3 November 1977
Designations
MPC designation 2151 Hadwiger
Named after
Hugo Hadwiger[2]
1977 VX · 1932 UC
1940 SB · 1963 FF
1969 UU2 · 1973 SQ6
1975 EA
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 82.03 yr (29962 days)
Aphelion 2.7075 AU (405.04 Gm)
Perihelion 2.4170 AU (361.58 Gm)
2.5623 AU (383.31 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.056694
4.10 yr (1498.1 d)
32.518°
0° 14m 25.116s / day
Inclination 15.481°
27.938°
87.586°
Earth MOID 1.49156 AU (223.134 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.37138 AU (354.753 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.381
Physical characteristics
5.872 h (0.2447 d)
2.29 ± 0.01 h[3]
tholen = CSU
11.0

2151 Hadwiger, provisional designation 1977 VX, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on November 3, 1977 by Paul Wild at Zimmerwald Observatory, Switzerland. It is a member of the Maria family of asteroids.[3]

It was named in memory of Swiss mathematician Hugo Hadwiger (1908–1981), professor at the University of Berne for more than 40 years and very popular for his refined art of presentation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2151 Hadwiger (1977 VX)" (2015-03-11 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2151) Hadwiger. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 174. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Alvarez-Candal, Alvaro; et al. (December 2004), "Rotational lightcurves of asteroids belonging to families", Icarus, 172 (2): 388–401, Bibcode:2004Icar..172..388A, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2004.06.008. 

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