2862 Vavilov

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Vavilov
Discovery and designation
Discovered by N. Chernykh
Discovery site Nauchnyj
Discovery date May 15, 1977
Designations
MPC designation 2862
1977 JP
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.4549071
Perihelion 1.9462389
Eccentricity 0.1155763
1192.3454996
247.83999
Inclination 3.48090
225.92537
278.06772
Physical characteristics
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.[1] It potentially takes 800 hours to rotate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th ed.), New York: Springer Verlag, p. 235, ISBN 3540002383 

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