2420 Čiurlionis

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2420 Čiurlionis
Discovery [1]
Discovered by N. Chernykh
Discovery site CrAO (Nauchnyj)
Discovery date 3 October 1975
Designations
MPC designation 2420 Ciurlionis
Named after
Mikalojus Čiurlionis[2]
1975 TN · 1979 QF
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 39.88 yr (14566 days)
Aphelion 2.9017 AU (434.09 Gm)
Perihelion 2.2187 AU (331.91 Gm)
2.5602 AU (383.00 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.13339
4.10 yr (1496.3 d)
271.87°
0° 14m 26.16s / day
Inclination 14.610°
205.64°
197.95°
Earth MOID 1.22865 AU (183.803 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.53141 AU (378.694 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.378
Physical characteristics
12.84 h (0.535 d)
12.2

2420 Čiurlionis, provisionally designated 1975 TN, is a main-belt asteroid discovered by Ukrainian astronomer Nikolai Chernykh at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Nauchnyj on 3 October 1975. With a period of 4.10 years, it orbits the Sun at a distance of 2.2–2.9 AU.[1]

It was named after Lithuanian painter and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875–1911).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2420 Ciurlionis (1975 TN)" (2015-08-20 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2420) Čiurlionis. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 197. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 

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