2542 Calpurnia

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2542 Calpurnia
Discovery [1]
Discovered by E. Bowell
Discovery site Flagstaff (AM)
Discovery date 11 February 1980
Designations
MPC designation 2542 Calpurnia
Named after
Calpurnia[2]
1980 CF · 1972 XN2
1976 OE
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 27 June 2015 (JD 2457200.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 61.20 yr (22,354 days)
Aphelion 3.3624 AU
Perihelion 2.9008 AU
3.1316 AU
Eccentricity 0.0736
5.54 yr (2,024.2 days)
107.04°
Inclination 4.6208°
145.71°
47.531°
Earth MOID 1.9033 AU
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 27.6 km
0.0639
11.6

2542 Calpurnia, provisionally designated 1980 CF, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on February 11, 1980 by American astronomer Edward Bowell at Anderson Mesa Station, Flagstaff, United States. It measures about 28 kilometers in diameter.[1]

It was named after Calpurnia, the last wife of Julius Caesar.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2542 Calpurnia (1980 CF)" (2015-09-15 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2542) Calpurnia. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 208. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved October 2015. 

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