4492 Debussy

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4492 Debussy
Discovery [1]
Discovered by E. W. Elst
Discovery site Haute-Provence Obs.
Discovery date 17 September 1988
Designations
MPC designation 4492 Debussy
Named after
Claude Debussy
1988 SH; 1979 SZ10
1979 VF1; 1981 EC
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 23463 days (64.24 yr)
Aphelion 3.2649 AU (488.42 Gm)
Perihelion 2.2691 AU (339.45 Gm)
2.7670 AU (413.94 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.17995
4.60 yr (1681.2 d)
308.08°
0° 12m 50.904s / day
Inclination 8.0244°
350.05°
52.554°
Earth MOID 1.28605 AU (192.390 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.22472 AU (332.813 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.301
Physical characteristics
26.606 h (1.1086 d)
12.8

4492 Debussy is a main belt binary asteroid.[2] It was discovered on 17 September 1988 by Eric Elst. It is named after the French composer Claude Debussy.[3] It is believed to measure approximately 10 km in diameter.

On 21 March 2004 it was announced that lightcurve observations indicate the presence of a moon orbiting Debussy at a distance of 31 km.[2] Its provisional name is S/2004 (4492) 1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 4492 Debussy (1988 SH)" (2015-09-18 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Johnston, Robert. "(4492) Debussy". johnstonsarchive.net. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Schmade, Lutz. Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Heidelberg: Springer, 2012, p.364.

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