3688 Navajo

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3688 Navajo
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell
Discovery site Anderson Mesa
Discovery date 30 March 1981
Designations
MPC designation 3688
1981 FD
Outer main belt [2]
Orbital characteristics[3][4]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 12821 days (35.10 yr)
Aphelion 4.76444 AU (712.750 Gm)
Perihelion 1.67891 AU (251.161 Gm)
3.22167 AU (481.955 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.478871
5.78 yr (2112.1 d)
12.4856°
0° 10m 13.598s / day
Inclination 2.55949°
19.9689°
137.897°
Earth MOID 0.689436 AU (103.1382 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.240019 AU (35.9063 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.995
Physical characteristics
14.9,[5] 15.1[4]

3688 Navajo (1981 FD) is an outer main-belt asteroid discovered on March 30, 1981 by Edward L. G. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.[1] It is one of very few asteroids located in the 2 : 1 mean motion resonance with Jupiter.[6] Named for the Navajo people of the southwest United States.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ "3688 Navajo (1981 FD)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ "(3688) Navajo". AstDyS. University of Pisa. Retrieved December 10, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "3688 Navajo (1981 FD)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on June 17, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ Roig; Nesvorny, D.; Ferraz-Mello, S.; et al. (2002). "Asteroids in the 2 : 1 resonance with Jupiter: dynamics and size distribution". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 335 (2): 417–431. Bibcode:2002MNRAS.335..417R. doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05635.x. 
  7. ^ Schmadel, Lutz (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names (fifth ed.). Germany: Springer. p. 310. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. Retrieved January 3, 2009. 

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