3754 Kathleen

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Kathleen
Discovery
Discovered by C. W. Tombaugh
Discovery site Flagstaff (LO)
Discovery date March 16, 1931
Designations
MPC designation 3754
1931 FM
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.502 AU
Perihelion 2.816 AU
Eccentricity 0.1086
2050.506 d
243.209°
Inclination 8.460°
110.576°
57.855°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 53.23 km[1]
11.17 hr[1]
Albedo 0.0624[1]
10.00[1]

3754 Kathleen (1931 FM) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 16, 1931 by Clyde Tombaugh at Flagstaff (LO).

It has a common main belt albedo of 0.06,[2] and thus is 53 km in diameter.[1] It is the last discovered "main-belt" asteroid more than 50 kilometers in diameter,[3] though that does not include larger Jupiter trojans, Centaurs, and Trans-Neptunian objects that are further from the Sun.

Photometric observations of this asteroid collected during 2007 show a rotation period of 11.2 ± 0.1 hours with a brightness variation of 0.2 ± 0.04 magnitude.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 3754 Kathleen (1931 FM)". Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  2. ^ Wm. Robert Johnston (June 28, 2003). "Asteroid albedos: graphs of data". Johnston's Archive (personal web site). Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  3. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Search Engine: orbital class (IMB or MBA or OMB) and diameter > 50 (km)". JPL Solar System Dynamics. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  4. ^ Torno, Steven; Oliver, Robert Lemke; Ditteon, Richard (June 2008), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory - October 2007", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 35 (2): 54–55, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35...54T. 

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