2531 Cambridge

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2531 Cambridge
Discovery [1]
Discovered by E. Bowell (LONEOS)
Discovery site Anderson Mesa Station, Flagstaff
Discovery date 11 June 1980
Designations
MPC designation 2531 Cambridge
Named after
Cambridge (UK) and Cambridge, MA USA[2]
1980 LD · 1931 AP
1942 EQ · 1952 BG
1963 FK · 1963 HD
1971 VY · 1974 KH
A916 FE
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 85.18 yr (31112 days)
Aphelion 3.1790 AU (475.57 Gm)
Perihelion 2.8361 AU (424.27 Gm)
3.0076 AU (449.93 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.057011
5.22 yr (1905.1 d)
85.878°
0° 11m 20.292s / day
Inclination 11.034°
104.36°
32.373°
Earth MOID 1.85729 AU (277.847 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.91027 AU (285.772 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.220
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 19 km
Mean radius
9.575 ± 0.95 km
12.20 h (0.508 d)
0.2104 ± 0.050
10.9

2531 Cambridge, provisional designation 1980 LD, is a main-belt asteroid discovered by American astronomer Edward Bowell at Lowell's Anderson Mesa Station in Flagstaff, Arizona. The asteroid measures about 19 kilometer in diameter and has a high albedo of 0.21. It has its perihelion at 2.84 AU, an eccentricity of 0.06 and an orbital period of 1,906 days (5.22 years).[1]

It is named after the University of Cambridge in England and the universities in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States), where the Minor Planet Center is located at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2531 Cambridge (1980 LD)" (2015-06-14 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2531) Cambridge. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 206. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 

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