7166 Kennedy

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Kennedy
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Discovery[1]
Discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell
Discovery site Flagstaff
Discovery date 15 October 1985
Designations
MPC designation (7166) Kennedy
Named after
Malcolm Kennedy
1985 TR; 1976 JA10; 1991 HC5; 1992 OZ8
Main Belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 22485 days (61.56 yr)
Aphelion 2.7570220 AU (412.44462 Gm)
Perihelion 2.1028476 AU (314.58152 Gm)
2.4299348 AU (363.51307 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1346074
3.79 yr (1383.5 d)
309.1487°
0° 15m 36.73s / day
Inclination 3.706189°
14.07883°
63.82889°
Known satellites no
Earth MOID 1.12061 AU (167.641 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.48183 AU (371.276 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.493
Physical characteristics
3.6591 h (0.15246 d)
13.7

7166 Kennedy[2] is a main-belt asteroid which was discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, on 10 October 1985.

Initially designated 1985 TR, it was named on 8 August 1998 in memory of Malcolm Kennedy (1944–1997), Secretary of the Astronomical Society of Glasgow,[3] who died in a road accident in Hungary, 18 November 1997, on a mercy mission carrying aid to eastern Europe. Born and raised in New Zealand, Kennedy became a civil engineer in Scotland. He was an energetic member of the Free Church in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow. As secretary of the ASG, he ensured that meetings ran smoothly, enlivening them with wordplay and puns.[4] He also provided the citation for 5805 Glasgow in Minor Planet Circular 24123.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets 5001-10000
  2. ^ a b JPL
  3. ^ Asteroids, Astronomical Society of Glasgow Website. Archive from September 30, 2007.
  4. ^ http://minorplanetcenter.net/db_search/show_object?object_id=kennedy Minor Planet Center

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