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
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 22340 days (61.16 yr)
Aphelion 3.6889 AU (551.85 Gm)
Perihelion 2.6123 AU (390.79 Gm)
3.1506 AU (471.32 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.17085
5.59 yr (2042.6 d)
346.60°
0° 10m 34.464s / day
Inclination 0.86544°
185.88°
98.983°
Earth MOID 1.59441 AU (238.520 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.46498 AU (219.158 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.185
Physical characteristics
0.11232 h
12.5

2981 Chagall, provisionally designated 1981 EE20, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 2, 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 "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2981 Chagall (1981 EE20)" (2015-08-06 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  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. 

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