787 Moskva

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787 Moskva
787Moskva (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 787 Moskva based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by G. N. Neujmin
Discovery site Simeis
Discovery date 20 April 1914
Designations
MPC designation (787) Moskva
1914 UQ
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 100.47 yr (36695 d)
Aphelion 2.8690 AU (429.20 Gm)
Perihelion 2.2090 AU (330.46 Gm)
2.5390 AU (379.83 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.12996
4.05 yr (1477.7 d)
18.5642°
0° 14m 37.032s / day
Inclination 14.852°
183.890°
126.135°
Earth MOID 1.22898 AU (183.853 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.51234 AU (375.841 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.388
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
13.755±1.4 km
6.056 h (0.2523 d)[2][1]
0.2559±0.062
9.7

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "787 Moskva (1914 UQ)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Warner, Brian D. (January 2011), "Upon Further Review: IV. An Examination of Previous Lightcurve Analysis from the Palmer Divide Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 38 (1), pp. 52–54, Bibcode:2011MPBu...38...52W. 

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