6084 Bascom

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6084 Bascom
Discovery [1]
Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker
E. M. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar Obs.
Discovery date 12 February 1985
Designations
MPC designation 6084 Bascom
Named after
Florence Bascom
1985 CT; 1978 EC6
1992 BM1;
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 24065 days (65.89 yr)
Aphelion 2.8569 AU (427.39 Gm)
Perihelion 1.7690 AU (264.64 Gm)
2.3130 AU (346.02 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.23517
3.52 yr (1284.8 d)
355.50°
0° 16m 48.684s / day
Inclination 23.015°
147.28°
258.61°
Earth MOID 0.907349 AU (135.7375 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.85411 AU (426.969 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.443
Physical characteristics
2.74542 h (0.114393 d)
12.9[1]

6084 Bascom (1985 CT) is a main-belt binary asteroid[2] discovered on February 12, 1985 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar. It is named for the American geologist Florence Bascom.

6084 Bascom is a binary asteroid with a moon (S/2006 (6084) 1) discovered through photometric means by D Higgins, P Pravec, P Kusnirak, L Sarounova, S. Gajdos, A Galad and J Vilagi on 6 February 2006 (2006CBET 389 (6084) BASCOM).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 6084 Bascom (1985 CT)" (2015-09-20 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Johnston, Robert. "(6084) Bascom". johnstonsarchive.net. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 

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