2862 Vavilov

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Vavilov
Discovery
Discovered by N. Chernykh
Discovery site Nauchnyj
Discovery date 15 May 1977
Designations
MPC designation (2862) Vavilov
1977 JP
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 85.07 yr (31071 days)
Aphelion 2.4541871 AU (367.14116 Gm)
Perihelion 1.9488055 AU (291.53715 Gm)
2.201496 AU (329.3391 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1147814
3.27 yr (1193.1 d)
12.829933°
0° 18m 6.25s / day
Inclination 3.483841°
225.84315°
278.19506°
Earth MOID 0.964714 AU (144.3192 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.56485 AU (383.696 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.653
Physical characteristics
800 h (33 d)
12.8

2862 Vavilov (1977 JP) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on May 15, 1977 by N. Chernykh at Nauchnyj. It is named after Russian plant geneticist Nikolai Vavilov and his physicist brother Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov.[2] It potentially takes 800 hours to rotate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2862 Vavilov (1977 JP)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th ed.), New York: Springer Verlag, p. 235, ISBN 3540002383 

External links[edit]