2905 Plaskett

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Plaskett
Discovery
Discovered by Ted Bowell
Discovery site Flagstaff (AM)
Discovery date 24 January 1982
Designations
MPC designation (2905) Plaskett
Named after
John Stanley Plaskett
1982 BZ2
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 42.87 yr (15659 days)
Aphelion 3.0693128 AU (459.16266 Gm)
Perihelion 2.5386533 AU (379.77713 Gm)
2.803983 AU (419.4699 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.0946260
4.70 yr (1715.0 d)
356.85561°
0° 12m 35.69s / day
Inclination 8.900940°
9.846365°
219.79308°
Earth MOID 1.53623 AU (229.817 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.93414 AU (289.343 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.300
Physical characteristics
12.0

2905 Plaskett (1982 BZ2) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on January 24, 1982, by Ted Bowell at Flagstaff (AM).[1] It is named after the Canadian astronomers John Stanley Plaskett and Harry Hemley Plaskett.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2905 Plaskett (1982 BZ2)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Halliday, I. (1985). "Two more minor planets named for Canadian astronomers". Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. 79: 26. Bibcode:1985JRASC..79...26H. 

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