2981 Chagall

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2981 Chagall
Discovery [1]
Discovered by S. J. Bus
Discovery site Siding Spring Obs.
Discovery date 2 March 1981
Designations
MPC designation (2981) Chagall
Named after
Marc Chagall[2]
1981 EE20 · 1954 LF
1977 RN3
main-belt · Themis
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 62.48 yr (22,822 days)
Aphelion 3.6918 AU
Perihelion 2.6122 AU
3.1520 AU
Eccentricity 0.1713
5.60 yr (2,044 days)
92.248°
0° 10m 33.96s / day
Inclination 0.8657°
185.87°
99.029°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 15.489±0.617[3]
0.11232 h
0.117±0.031[3]
12.5[1]

2981 Chagall, provisionally designated 1981 EE20, is a Themistian asteroid from the asteroid belt, discovered on 2 March 1981 by American astronomer Schelte Bus at Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales, Australia.[1]

The asteroid was named after the Russian-French painter Marc Chagall (1887–1985).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2981 Chagall (1981 EE20)" (2016-11-30 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2981) Chagall. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 245. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Masiero, Joseph R.; Mainzer, A. K.; Grav, T.; Bauer, J. M.; Cutri, R. M.; Dailey, J.; et al. (November 2011). "Main Belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE. I. Preliminary Albedos and Diameters". The Astrophysical Journal. 741 (2): 20. arXiv:1109.4096Freely accessible. Bibcode:2011ApJ...741...68M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/2/68. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 

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