3737 Beckman

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Beckman
Discovery
Discovered by Helin, E. F.
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date 8 August 1983
Designations
MPC designation (3737) Beckman
1983 PA
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 11883 days (32.53 yr)
Aphelion 3.3604071 AU (502.70975 Gm)
Perihelion 1.4517474 AU (217.17832 Gm)
2.406077 AU (359.9440 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.3966331
3.73 yr (1363.2 d)
222.52313°
0° 15m 50.697s / day
Inclination 20.13042°
288.20187°
85.56155°
Earth MOID 0.608923 AU (91.0936 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.61875 AU (391.759 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.335
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~15km[2]
3.124 h (0.1302 d)
3.1 h[2]
S[1]
12.4[1]

3737 Beckman (1983 PA) is a large Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on August 8, 1983, by Helin, E. F. at Palomar.[1] With an absolute magnitude (H) of 12.3,[1] the asteroid is roughly 15 km in diameter[2] and is about the 17th largest Mars-crossing asteroid.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 3737 Beckman". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2015-05-10. 
  3. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Search Engine: orbital class (MCA) and H < 12.5 (mag)". JPL Solar System Dynamics. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 

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