2606 Odessa

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2606 Odessa
2606Odessa (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 2606 Odessa based on its light curve.
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh
Discovery site Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
Discovery date 1 April 1976
Designations
MPC designation 2606
Named after
Odessa
1976 GX2
main belt[2]
Orbital characteristics[3][2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 61.65 yr (22517 days)
Aphelion 3.48863 AU (521.892 Gm)
Perihelion 2.02969 AU (303.637 Gm)
2.75916 AU (412.764 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.264380
4.58 yr (1674.0 d)
238.739°
0° 12m 54.176s / day
Inclination 12.4525°
197.312°
353.230°
Earth MOID 1.03012 AU (154.104 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.47713 AU (220.976 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.257
Physical characteristics
8.244 ± 0.002 hours[4]
11.3,[5] 11.7[2]

2606 Odessa (1976 GX2) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on 1 April 1976 by Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.[1] This asteroid was named in honour of the black Sea port city of Odessa.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "2606 Odessa (1976 GX2)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "(2606) Odessa". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  4. ^ Oliver; et al. (2008). "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory: 2008 March". The Minor Planet Bulletin. 35 (4): 149–150. Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..149O. 
  5. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ Schmadel, Lutz (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names (fifth ed.). Germany: Springer. p. 213. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 

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