2301 Whitford

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Whitford
Discovery
Discovered by Indiana University
(Indiana Asteroid Program)
Discovery site Goethe Link Obs.
Discovery date 20 November 1965
Designations
MPC designation 2301
Named after
Albert Whitford
1965 WJ
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 84.35 yr (30810 days)
Aphelion 3.8508969 AU (576.08598 Gm)
Perihelion 2.5039165 AU (374.58058 Gm)
3.177407 AU (475.3333 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.2119622
5.66 yr (2068.7 d)
322.06546°
0° 10m 26.466s / day
Inclination 11.64838°
79.03838°
7.643025°
Earth MOID 1.52015 AU (227.411 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.42003 AU (212.433 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.134
Physical characteristics
14.2751 h (0.59480 d)
11.1

2301 Whitford (1965 WJ) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on November 20, 1965 by the Indiana Asteroid Program at Goethe Link Observatory. The asteroid is named in honor of Albert Whitford.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2301 Whitford (1965 WJ)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. 

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