|Discovered by||E. F. Helin|
|Discovery site||Palomar Obs.|
|Discovery date||21 March 1993|
|MPC designation||(26858) Misterrogers|
|1993 FR · 1952 SU
|Orbital characteristics |
|Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)|
|Uncertainty parameter 0|
|Observation arc||25.37 yr (9,267 days)|
|3.58 yr (1,309 days)|
|Earth MOID||0.6672 AU|
|Dimensions||±0.17 km 8.07
8.18 km (calculated)
26858 Misterrogers / / is a Mars crossing asteroid named after children's television host Fred Rogers. Rogers, who had a lifelong fascination with the sky and astronomy—he obtained a pilot's license while still in high school—also produced with the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh a planetarium show called The Sky above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which is still shown at many planetariums across the United States.
The International Astronomical Union citation reads as follows:
"Fred McFeely Rogers (1928–2003) was a tireless and passionate advocate for children who taught that everyone is unique and deserving of love and respect 'just the way you are'. For more than 30 years he used his public television program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood as a vehicle of service to the youngest members of the human family."
The naming was proposed, and citation prepared, by John G. Radzilowicz, Director of the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium & Observatory at the Carnegie Science Center.
- Skiff (2011) web: rotation period ±0.007 hours with a brightness amplitude of 8.066 mag. LCDB's Quality Code is 3. Summary figures at 0.13Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link (CALL) for (26858) Misterrogers
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- Usui, Fumihiko; Kuroda, Daisuke; Müller, Thomas G.; Hasegawa, Sunao; Ishiguro, Masateru; Ootsubo, Takafumi; et al. (October 2011). "Asteroid Catalog Using Akari: AKARI/IRC Mid-Infrared Asteroid Survey". Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan. 63 (5): 1117–1138. Bibcode:2011PASJ...63.1117U. doi:10.1093/pasj/63.5.1117. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
- "26858 Misterrogers (1993 FR)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser.
- Ryan, Joal. "Mister Rogers, the Asteroid". Eonline.
- Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB), query form (info)
- Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books
- Asteroids and comets rotation curves, CdR – Observatoire de Genève, Raoul Behrend
- Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (25001)-(30000) – Minor Planet Center
- 26858 Misterrogers at the JPL Small-Body Database
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