787 Moskva

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787 Moskva
787Moskva (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 787 Moskva based on its light curve.
Discovered by G. N. Neujmin
Discovery site Simeis
Discovery date April 20, 1914
1914 UQ
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.868 AU
Perihelion 2.209 AU
2.539 AU
Eccentricity 0.130
4.045 a
Inclination 14.843°
Physical characteristics
6.056[1] h

787 Moskva is a minor planet orbiting the Sun.

The object 1914 UQ discovered April 20, 1914 by Grigory Neujmin was named 787 Moskva for the capital of Russia Moscow (and retains that name to this day). The object 1934 FD discovered on March 19, 1934 by C. Jackson was given the sequence number 1317. In 1938, G. N. Neujmin found that asteroid 1317 and 787 Moskva were one and the same object. The sequence number 1317 was later reused for the object 1935 RC discovered on September 1, 1935 by Karl Reinmuth; that object is now known as 1317 Silvretta.

Photometric observations at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1999 were used to build a light curve for this object. The asteroid displayed a rotation period of 6.056 ± 0.001 hours and a brightness variation of 0.62 ± 0.01 in magnitude.[1]


  1. ^ a b Warner, Brian D. (January 2011), "Upon Further Review: IV. An Examination of Previous Lightcurve Analysis from the Palmer Divide Observatory", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 38 (1): 52–54, Bibcode:2011MPBu...38...52W. 

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