3074 Popov

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3074 Popov
Discovery [1]
Discovered by L. Zhuravleva
Discovery site CrAO (Nauchnyj)
Discovery date 24 December 1979
Designations
MPC designation 3074 Popov
Named after
Alexander Stepanovich Popov[2]
1979 YE9 · 1964 TZ
1975 XK1 · 1978 RF14
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 27 June 2015 (JD 2457200.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 50.35 yr (18,391 days)
Aphelion 2.5975 AU
Perihelion 2.0797 AU
2.3386 AU
Eccentricity 0.1107
3.58 yr (1306.3 days)
312.57°
Inclination 2.4168°
348.70°
151.54°
Earth MOID 1.0936 AU
Physical characteristics
B (SMASSII)
13.7 mag

3074 Popov , provisionally known as 1979 YE9, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on December 24, 1979 by Lyudmila Zhuravleva at the Crimean Nauchnyj Observatory.[1] It is named after Russian physicist Alexander Stepanovich Popov, who is considered to be the inventor of radio in his homeland and eastern European countries. A lunar crater is also named after him.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 3074 Popov (1979 YE9)" (2015-02-14 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3074) Popov". Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2007. p. 253. Retrieved October 2015. 

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