2658 Gingerich

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Gingerich
Discovery
Discovered by Harvard College
Discovery site Agassiz Station
Discovery date 13 February 1980
Designations
MPC designation 2658
Named after
Owen Gingerich
1980 CK
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 83.79 yr (30604 days)
Aphelion 3.9541950 AU (591.53915 Gm)
Perihelion 2.1797889 AU (326.09178 Gm)
3.066992 AU (458.8155 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.2892746
5.37 yr (1961.9 d)
229.05150°
0° 11m 0.599s / day
Inclination 9.499881°
214.02809°
321.70935°
Earth MOID 1.19256 AU (178.404 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.12101 AU (167.701 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.146
Physical characteristics
2.9392 h (0.12247 d)
12.4

2658 Gingerich (1980 CK) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on February 13, 1980 by Harvard College at Agassiz Station. It rotates quickly, with a spin period of 2.9415 hours. Gingerich is also suspected to be a binary asteroid, due to a decrease in the magnitude of its lightcurve observed on November 20, 2005. [1] It is named for Owen Gingerich.

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