2442 Corbett

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2442 Corbett
Discovery [1]
Discovered by Z. Vávrová
Discovery site Kleť Observatory
Discovery date 3 October 1980
Designations
MPC designation 2442 Corbett
Named after
Jim Corbett[2]
1980 TO · 1928 RA
1942 GE · 1951 YN1
1954 QO · 1971 BB3
1976 QZ
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 73.92 yr (27001 days)
Aphelion 2.6673 AU (399.02 Gm)
Perihelion 2.1085 AU (315.43 Gm)
2.3879 AU (357.22 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.11699
3.69 yr (1347.8 d)
275.77°
0° 16m 1.596s / day
Inclination 5.0953°
190.64°
104.06°
Earth MOID 1.098 AU (164.3 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.49322 AU (372.980 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.519
Physical characteristics
10 h (0.42 d)
12.7

2442 Corbett, provisional designation 1980 TO, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 3, 1980 by Zdeňka Vávrová at Kleť Observatory, now in the Czech Republic.[1]

The asteroid was named after Anglo-Indian Jim Corbett (1875–1955), hunter, writer and a great friend of animals.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2442 Corbett (1980 TO)" (2015-05-07 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2442) Corbett. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 199. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 

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