2984 Chaucer

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2984 Chaucer
Discovery [1]
Discovered by E. Bowell
Discovery site Anderson Mesa Station
Discovery date 30 December 1981
Designations
MPC designation 2984 Chaucer
Named after
Geoffrey Chaucer[2]
1981 YD · 1963 FB
1965 UK1 · 1971 FZ
1971 JA
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 22712 days (62.18 yr)
Aphelion 2.8025 AU (419.25 Gm)
Perihelion 2.1382 AU (319.87 Gm)
2.4704 AU (369.57 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.13447
3.88 yr (1418.2 d)
245.56°
0° 15m 13.824s / day
Inclination 3.0532°
81.822°
46.403°
Earth MOID 1.15466 AU (172.735 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.25271 AU (337.001 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.470
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 27.2 km[citation needed]
0.10[citation needed]
Temperature ~ 177 K[citation needed]
13.1

2984 Chaucer, provisionally designated 1981 YD, is a main-belt asteroid, which was discovered by American astronomer Edward Bowell at Lowell's Anderson Mesa Station in Flagstaff, Arizona, on 30 December 1981.[1]

It is named after Geoffrey Chaucer (1343–1400), the medieval English poet.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2984 Chaucer (1981 YD)" (2015-09-15 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2984) Chaucer. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 246. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 

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