9915 Potanin

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9915 Potanin
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Orbit of 9915 Potanin (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery
Discovered by N. S. Chernykh
Discovery date 8 September 1977
Designations
MPC designation (9915) Potanin
1977 RD2, 1982 SP5, 1987 RS2
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 14060 days (38.49 yr)
Aphelion 3.5005352 AU (523.67261 Gm)
Perihelion 2.3834459 AU (356.55843 Gm)
2.9419906 AU (440.11553 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1898526
5.05 yr (1843.1 d)
187.90248°
0° 11m 43.145s / day
Inclination 3.199321°
50.114200°
340.11903°
Earth MOID 1.38774 AU (207.603 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.94196 AU (290.513 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.243
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~32.9 km[2]
~0.01
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
C-type asteroid[3]
13.3

9915 Potanin is a C-type main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 5.05 years.[1]

Discovered on September 8, 1977 by Nikolai Chernykh, it was given the provisional designation "1977 RD2". It was later renamed "Potanin" after Grigorij Potanin, a Russian explorer of Siberia.[4]

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