995 Sternberga

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995 Sternberga
Discovery
Discovered by S. Beljavskij
Discovery site Simeis
Discovery date 8 June 1923
Designations
1923 NP
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 112.34 yr (41031 days)
Aphelion 3.0547 AU (456.98 Gm)
Perihelion 2.1748 AU (325.35 Gm)
2.6148 AU (391.17 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.16825
4.23 yr (1544.4 d)
306.02°
0° 13m 59.196s / day
Inclination 13.054°
221.747°
122.464°
Earth MOID 1.19924 AU (179.404 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.51514 AU (376.260 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.351
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
15.81±0.3 km
14.612 h (0.6088 d)
15.26 ± 0.01[2] h
0.1341±0.005
10.2

995 Sternberga is a main-belt asteroid discovered in 1923 by Sergei Belyavsky at Simeiz Observatory. It was named after Russian astronomer Pavel Shternberg.[3]

Photometric observations of this asteroid collected during 2004 show a rotation period of 15.26 ± 0.01 hours with a brightness variation of 0.15 ± 0.03 magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "995 Sternberga (1923 NP)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Stephens, Robert D. (June 2005), "Rotational periods of 743 Eugenisis, 995 Sternberga, 1185 Nikko 2892 Filipenko, 3144 Brosche, and 3220 Murayama", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 32 (2): 27–28, Bibcode:2005MPBu...32...27S. 
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (6th ed.), Springer, p. 85, ISBN 3642297188. 

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