962 Aslög

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962 Aslög
Discovery
Discovered byK. Reinmuth
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date25 October 1921
Designations
MPC designation(962) Aslög
1921 KP
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc94.35 yr (34461 days)
Aphelion3.1952 AU (478.00 Gm)
Perihelion2.6140 AU (391.05 Gm)
2.9046 AU (434.52 Gm)
Eccentricity0.10006
4.95 yr (1808.1 d)
68.7191°
0° 11m 56.76s / day
Inclination2.6035°
145.631°
223.081°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions39.5 km[2]
5.465 h (0.2277 d)[1][2]
11.52

962 Aslög is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on 25 October 1921. Measurements of the lightcurve made in 2010 and 2011 give a rotation period of 5.465 ± 0.01 hours. It has a diameter of 39.5 km (24.5 mi).[2]

This is a member of the dynamic Koronis family of asteroids that most likely formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "962 Aslog", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Gartrelle, Gordon M. (April 2012), "Lightcurve Results for Eleven Asteroids", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 39 (2): 40–46, Bibcode:2012MPBu...39...40G, retrieved 2013-02-21.
  3. ^ Veeder, G. J.; et al. (March 1995), "Eos, Koronis, and Maria family asteroids: Infrared (JHK) photometry", Icarus, 114, pp. 186–196, Bibcode:1995Icar..114..186V, CiteSeerX 10.1.1.31.2739, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053.

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