991 McDonalda

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991 McDonalda
Discovery
Discovered byO. Struve
Discovery siteWilliams Bay
Discovery date24 October 1922
Designations
MPC designation(991) McDonalda
1922 NB, 1949 PF, 1950 WG, 1953 GT1, 1975 EE6
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc80.10 yr (29255 days)
Aphelion3.6381 AU (544.25 Gm)
Perihelion2.6458 AU (395.81 Gm)
3.1419 AU (470.02 Gm)
Eccentricity0.15791
5.57 yr (2034.2 d)
351.48°
0° 10m 37.092s / day
Inclination2.0696°
63.255°
254.682°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
15.705±1.05 km
0.0638±0.009
C
11.12

991 McDonalda is a Themistian asteroid. It was discovered by Otto Struve in 1922 at the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, United States. It is named after the McDonald Observatory, which Struve helped found in 1939.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "991 McDonalda (1922 NB)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel (2011). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2006–2008. Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-01966-1.

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