992 Swasey

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992 Swasey
Discovery
Discovered byO. Struve
Discovery siteWilliams Bay
Discovery date14 November 1922
Designations
MPC designation(992) Swasey
1922 ND
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc93.41 yr (34118 days)
Aphelion3.2866 AU (491.67 Gm)
Perihelion2.7715 AU (414.61 Gm)
3.0291 AU (453.15 Gm)
Eccentricity0.085029
5.27 yr (1925.6 d)
133.184°
0° 11m 13.056s / day
Inclination10.843°
212.248°
345.294°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
13.665±0.7 km
13.308 h (0.5545 d)
0.1132±0.013
10.5

992 Swasey is an asteroid, a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered by Otto Struve in 1922 at the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, United States. It is named after Ambrose Swasey of the Warner & Swasey Company, which built the 82-inch telescope named after Struve at McDonald Observatory.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "992 Swasey (1922 ND)". 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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