2839 Annette

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2839 Annette
2839Annette (Lightcurve Inversion).png
Light curve-based 3D model of Annette
Discovery [1]
Discovered by C. W. Tombaugh
Discovery site Lowell Obs.
Discovery date 5 October 1929
Designations
MPC designation (2839) Annette
Named after
Annette Tombaugh
(discoverer's daughter)[2]
1929 TP · 1937 AB1
1939 UL · 1962 TE
1970 BB · 1972 XF1
1982 VP
main-belt · Flora[3]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 16 February 2017 (JD 2457800.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 87.27 yr (31,875 days)
Aphelion 2.5493 AU
Perihelion 1.8854 AU
2.2173 AU
Eccentricity 0.1497
3.30 yr (1,206 days)
140.91°
0° 17m 54.6s / day
Inclination 4.8081°
44.570°
6.7727°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 3.66 km (calculated)[3]
5.41±0.86 km[4]
7.313±0.150 km[5]
7.562±0.122 km[6]
10.457±0.003 h[7]
10.4595±0.0001 h[8]
0.0563±0.0118[6]
0.060±0.005[5]
0.24 (assumed)[3]
0.47±0.22[4]
S[3]
12.9[1] · 12.92[4] · 14.35[3][6][8]

2839 Annette, provisional designation 1929 TP, is a stony Florian asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 5 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 5 October 1929, by American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory during his search for Pluto.[9] It was named after the discoverer's daughter.[2]

Description[edit]

Annette is a S-type asteroid and member of the Flora family, one of the largest groups of stony asteroids in the main-belt. It orbits the Sun at a distance of 1.9–2.5 AU once every 3 years and 4 months (1,206 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.15 and an inclination of 5° with respect to the ecliptic.[1] Due to a precovery taken at Lowell Observatory, the body's observation arc was extended by 4 days prior to its official discovery observation.[9]

The first rotational lightcurve of Annette was obtained by American astronomer Brian Warner at his Palmer Divide Observatory, Colorado, in December 2005. It gave a rotation period of 10.457 hours with a brightness variation of 0.92 magnitude (U=3-).[7] In November 2006, a second lightcurve by astronomer Robert Buchheim at Altimira Observatory in southern California gave a concurring period of 10.4595 hours and an amplitude of 0.64 magnitude (U=3). He also noted a significantly fainter absolute magnitude of 14.35 than previously reported.[8]

According to the survey carried out by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer with its subsequent NEOWISE mission, Annette measures between 5.41 and 7.562 kilometers in diameter and its surface has a albedo between 0.056 and 0.47,[4][5][6] while the Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link assumes an albedo of 0.24 – derived from 8 Flora, the largest member and namesake of its family – and calculates a diameter of 3.66 kilometers using Robert Buchheim's fainter absolute magnitude of 14.35.[3]

This minor planet was named after Clyde Tombaugh's daughter, Annette.[2] Naming citation was published on 22 June 1986 (M.P.C. 10845).[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2839 Annette (1929 TP)" (2017-01-07 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2839) Annette. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 232. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "LCDB Data for (2839) Annette". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d Nugent, C. R.; Mainzer, A.; Bauer, J.; Cutri, R. M.; Kramer, E. A.; Grav, T.; et al. (September 2016). "NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year Two: Asteroid Diameters and Albedos". The Astronomical Journal. 152 (3): 12. arXiv:1606.08923Freely accessible. Bibcode:2016AJ....152...63N. doi:10.3847/0004-6256/152/3/63. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c Masiero, Joseph R.; Grav, T.; Mainzer, A. K.; Nugent, C. R.; Bauer, J. M.; Stevenson, R.; et al. (August 2014). "Main-belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE: Near-infrared Albedos". The Astrophysical Journal. 791 (2): 11. arXiv:1406.6645Freely accessible. Bibcode:2014ApJ...791..121M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/791/2/121. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d Mainzer, A.; Grav, T.; Masiero, J.; Hand, E.; Bauer, J.; Tholen, D.; et al. (November 2011). "NEOWISE Studies of Spectrophotometrically Classified Asteroids: Preliminary Results" (PDF). The Astrophysical Journal. 741 (2): 25. arXiv:1109.6407Freely accessible. Bibcode:2011ApJ...741...90M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/2/90. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Warner, Brian D. (September 2006). "Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - late 2005 and early 2006". The Minor Planet Bulletin. 33 (3): 58–62. Bibcode:2006MPBu...33...58W. ISSN 1052-8091. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c Buchheim, Robert K. (September 2007). "Lightcurves of 25 Phocaea, 468 Lina, 482 Petrina 551 Ortrud, 741 Botolphia, 834 Burnhamia, 2839 Annette, and 3411 Debetencourt". The Minor Planet Bulletin. 34 (3): 68–71. Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...68B. ISSN 1052-8091. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "2839 Annette (1929 TP)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 

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