2486 Metsähovi

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2486 Metsähovi
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Yrjö Väisälä
Discovery site 062 - Turku
Discovery date 1939/03/22
Designations
Named after
Metsähovi Radio Observatory
1939 FY, 1961 TZ, 1970 FE, 1970 GN, 1975 WC, 1978 SW2
Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 2014-Dec-09 (JD 2457000.5)
Aphelion 2.450 AU
Perihelion 2.086 AU
2.268 AU
Eccentricity 0.0801
1248 d (3.42 yr)
118.7287°
Inclination 8.4104°
359.9760°
101.1851°
Known satellites 1
Proper orbital elements
2.26839 AU AU
0.122388
8.103112°
Precession of perihelion
40.5895 as/yr (2129 yr) arcsec / yr
Precession of the ascending node
-44.7768 as/yr (1930 yr) arcsec / yr
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 8.42 ± 0.03
4.4518 hours (4 hours, 27 minutes)
Albedo 0.232 ± 0.023
12.5
S/2006 (2486) 1
Discovery
Discovered by M. Pikler, M. Husarik, G. Cervak, W. Cooney, J. Gross, D. Terrell, P. Pravec, P. Kusnirak, A. Galad, J. Vilagi, L. Kornos, S. Gajdos, V. Reddy, and R. Dyvig
Discovery date 2006/12/12
Light curve
Orbital characteristics
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Eccentricity ?
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Satellite of 22486 Metsähovi
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ?
Volume ?
2.6404 hours
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2486 Metsähovi is a main belt binary asteroid with an orbital period of 1248.1792618 days (3.42 years).[2]

The asteroid was discovered on March 22, 1939. A moon was discovered in 2006 from lightcurve observations and announced in 2007.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iau Minor Planet Center - 2486 Metsahovi". Minor Planet Center. IAU. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  3. ^ Johnston, Robert. "(2486) Metsahovi". johnstonsarchive.net. Retrieved 28 May 2015.