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 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 58.80 yr (21477 days)
Aphelion 3.5082 AU (524.82 Gm)
Perihelion 2.8243 AU (422.51 Gm)
3.1663 AU (473.67 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.10799
5.63 yr (2057.9 d)
39.977°
0° 10m 29.784s / day
Inclination 30.647°
84.504°
295.33°
Earth MOID 1.9346 AU (289.41 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.99389 AU (298.282 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.978
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 58 km
Mean radius
28.99 ± 1.15 km
12.99 h (0.541 d)
0.0526 ± 0.004
SMASS = Xc
10.2

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 15 April 2016. 
  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 17 October 2015. 

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