2984 Chaucer

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2984 Chaucer
Discovery [1]
Discovered by E. Bowell
Discovery site Anderson Mesa Stn.
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 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 63.53 yr (23,204 days)
Aphelion 2.8025 AU
Perihelion 2.1380 AU
2.4702 AU
Eccentricity 0.1345
3.88 yr (1,418 days)
37.757°
0° 15m 14.04s / day
Inclination 3.0533°
81.815°
46.551°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 15.422±0.078[3]
27.2 km[citation needed]
0.045±0.006[3]
0.10[citation needed]
Temperature ~ 177 K[citation needed]
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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)" (2017-03-29 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  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. 
  3. ^ a b Masiero, Joseph R.; Grav, T.; Mainzer, A. K.; Nugent, C. R.; Bauer, J. M.; Stevenson, R.; et al. (August 2014). "Main-belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE: Near-infrared Albedos". The Astrophysical Journal. 791 (2): 11. Bibcode:2014ApJ...791..121M. arXiv:1406.6645Freely accessible. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/791/2/121. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 

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