2490 Bussolini

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2490 Bussolini
Discovery [1]
Discovered by Felix Aguilar Observatory
Discovery site El Leoncito Complex
Discovery date 3 January 1976
Designations
MPC designation 2490 Bussolini
Named after
Juan Bussolini[2]
1976 AG · 1962 WN2
1977 KK · 1978 NT3
1978 QH
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 65.58 yr (23954 days)
Aphelion 2.9569 AU (442.35 Gm)
Perihelion 2.2608 AU (338.21 Gm)
2.6088 AU (390.27 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.13342
4.21 yr (1539.1 d)
229.46°
0° 14m 2.04s / day
Inclination 12.963°
212.61°
210.56°
Earth MOID 1.28046 AU (191.554 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.43852 AU (364.797 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.362
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 11.6 km
Mean radius
5.8 km
24 h (1.0 d)
0.2268 ± 0.059
11.9

2490 Bussolini, provisionally designated 1976 AG, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on January 3, 1976 by the Félix Aguilar Observatory at Leoncito Astronomical Complex, Argentina. The asteroid's estimated diameter of 11.6 kilometers has not yet been verified.[1]

The asteroid was named after solar physicist Juan Bussolini (1905–1966), director of the Observatorio de Fisica Cosmica de San Miguel and an important supporter of the Felix Aguilar Observatory.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2490 Bussolini (1976 AG)" (2015-06-24 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2490) Bussolini. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 203. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved October 2015. 

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