8441 Lapponica

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8441 Lapponica
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date 16 October 1977
Designations
MPC designation 8441
Named after
Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica)
4008 T-3
Main belt [2]
Orbital characteristics[3][2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 22796 days (62.41 yr)
Aphelion 2.49400 AU (373.097 Gm)
Perihelion 1.88618 AU (282.169 Gm)
2.19009 AU (327.633 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.138765
3.24 yr (1183.8 d)
126.435°
0° 18m 14.746s / day
Inclination 4.99076°
97.9368°
86.7558°
Earth MOID 0.895883 AU (134.0222 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.47487 AU (370.235 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.656
Physical characteristics
3.275 ± 0.001 hours [4]
13.6,[5] 13.8[2]

8441 Lapponica (4008 T-3) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 16, 1977 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory.[1] Named for the bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica) a migratory bird of the family Scolopacidae.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (5001)-(10000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "8441 Lapponica (4008 T-3)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "(8441) Lapponica". AstDyS. University of Pisa. Retrieved January 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ Maurice Clark (October 2008). "Asteroid Lightcurve Observations". The Minor Planet Bulletin. 35 (4): 152–154. Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..152C. 
  5. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Retrieved January 23, 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ Schmadel, Lutz (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names (fifth ed.). Germany: Springer. p. 650. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. Retrieved January 23, 2009. 

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