3905 Doppler

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Doppler
Discovery and designation
Discovered by A. Mrkos
Discovery site Klet
Discovery date August 28, 1984
Designations
MPC designation 3905
Named after
Christian Doppler
1984 QO
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.2216759
Perihelion 1.9034447
Eccentricity 0.2572098
1498.3372203
222.26152
Inclination 14.16813
343.44823
90.50458
Physical characteristics
12.7

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. 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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnston, Robert. "(3905) Doppler". johnstonsarchive.net. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 

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