2730 Barks

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2730 Barks
Discovery [1]
Discovered by E. Bowell
Discovery site Anderson Mesa Station
Discovery date 30 August 1981
Designations
MPC designation 2730 Barks
Named after
Carl Barks[2]
1981 QH · 1935 FQ
1935 HC · 1963 SP
1972 TJ5 · 1975 EM1
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 61.64 yr (22513 days)
Aphelion 3.0736 AU (459.80 Gm)
Perihelion 2.3685 AU (354.32 Gm)
2.7210 AU (407.06 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.12957
4.49 yr (1639.4 d)
299.01°
0° 13m 10.524s / day
Inclination 6.4297°
4.6732°
272.92°
Earth MOID 1.3616 AU (203.69 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.07827 AU (310.905 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.337
Physical characteristics
6.084 h (0.2535 d)
C (SMASSII)
11.7

2730 Barks, provisionally designated 1981 QH, is an asteroid discovered by Ted Bowell on August 30, 1981.[1] The asteroid was named for comic book artist Carl Barks who wrote Island in the Sky, an Uncle Scrooge adventure.[2][3]

Name history[edit]

In 1983, Peter Thomas, an assistant of Cornell University, proposed the idea of naming an asteroid after the creator of Scrooge McDuck. One of Ted Bowell's discoveries was used. On January 28, Minor Planet Circular reported the new name of the asteroid.[4] A week later, Thomas informed Barks by mail about his initiative.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2730 Barks (1981 QH)" (2015-05-12 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2730) Barks". Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2007. p. 224. Retrieved October 2015. 
  3. ^ Helnwein, Gottfried; Barks, Carl (July 11, 1992). "HELNWEIN TALKS WITH CARL BARKS". Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  4. ^ Extract from Minor Planet Circular 7621 at the INDUCKS
  5. ^ Peter Thomas, Carl Barks and Edward Bowell's correspondence about the naming of asteroid (2730) Barks at the INDUCKS

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