6376 Schamp

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Schamp
Discovery
Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date 29 May 1987
Designations
MPC designation (6376) Schamp
1987 KD1
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 16246 days (44.48 yr)
Aphelion 3.2304371 AU (483.26651 Gm)
Perihelion 1.9194360 AU (287.14354 Gm)
2.574937 AU (385.2051 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.2545696
4.13 yr (1509.2 d)
314.0863°
0° 14m 18.73s / day
Inclination 16.35418°
159.76649°
123.65246°
Earth MOID 0.951508 AU (142.3436 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.18565 AU (326.969 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.326
Physical characteristics
6.6093 h (0.27539 d)
12.8

6376 Schamp (1987 KD1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on May 29, 1987, by Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker at the Palomar Observatory.

The asteroid was named after Americans stationed in Alice Springs, Larry and Becky Schamp, who cared for members of the Shoemaker family after an automobile accident in which Eugene Shoemaker died.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "6376 Schamp (1987 KD1)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz (2012). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (Sixth ed.). Berlin: Springer-Verlag. p. 505. ISBN 9783642297182. 

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