2906 Caltech

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2906 Caltech
Discovery [1]
Discovered by C. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar Obs.
Discovery date 13 January 1983
Designations
MPC designation 2906 Caltech
Named after
Caltech[2]
1983 AE2 · 1957 KJ
1957 MA · 1974 LC
1976 YS2 · 1983 CD
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 27 June 2015 (JD 2457200.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 58.25 yr (21,277 days)
Aphelion 3.5092 AU
Perihelion 2.8243 AU
3.1667 AU
Eccentricity 0.1081
5.64 yr (2058.3 days)
4.9749°
Inclination 30.645°
84.506°
295.34°
Earth MOID 1.9359 AU
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 58 km
12.99 h
0.0526
SMASS = Xc
10.0

2906 Caltech, provisionally designated 1983 AE2, is a main-belt asteroid with a diameter of about 58 kilometers and with a perihelion of 2.82 AU. The Xc-type asteroid is tilted to the ecliptic by more than 30 degrees and has an orbital period of 5.64 years. It was discovered by American astronomer Carolyn Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, California, on January 13, 1983.[1]

It is named after the California Institute of Technology, Caltech, of which the Palomar Observatory is a part.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2906 Caltech (1983 AE2)" (2015-08-30 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2906) Caltech. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 239. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved October 2015. 

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