3905 Doppler

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3905 Doppler
Discovery [1]
Discovered by A. Mrkos
Discovery site Kleť Observatory
Discovery date 28 August 1984
Designations
MPC designation 3905 Doppler
Named after
Christian Doppler
1984 QO; 1980 RP2
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 27 June 2015 (JD 2457200.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 34.69 yr (12,669 days)
Aphelion 3.2185 AU
Perihelion 1.8985 AU
2.5585 AU
Eccentricity 0.2579
4.09 yr (1494.8 days)
127.50°
Inclination 14.193°
343.32°
90.907°
Earth MOID 0.9744 AU
Physical characteristics
50.8 h
12.6 mag

3905 Doppler (1984 QO) is a main-belt binary asteroid discovered on August 28, 1984 by A. Mrkos at Klet and named for Christian Doppler.[1] A moon orbiting the asteroid every 2 days, 2 hours, and 48 minutes was found orbiting the asteroid in 2013. This is a fairly long orbital period for a moon of an asteroid of this size.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 3905 Doppler (1984 QO)" (2015-05-17 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved October 2015. 
  2. ^ Johnston, Robert. "(3905) Doppler". johnstonsarchive.net. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 

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