10252 Heidigraf

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10252 Heidigraf
Discovery[1][2]
Discovered by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date 26 March 1971
Designations
MPC designation (10252) Heidigraf
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 16214 days (44.39 yr)
Aphelion 3.05154 AU (456.504 Gm)
Perihelion 2.65382 AU (397.006 Gm)
2.85268 AU (426.755 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.069711
4.82 yr (1759.9 d)
334.9874°
0° 12m 16.423s / day
Inclination 2.25936°
33.3056°
289.8375°
Earth MOID 1.6405 AU (245.42 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.15973 AU (323.091 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.300
Proper orbital elements[1]
.204649 deg / yr
1759.1095 yr
(642514.745 d)
Physical characteristics
13.2

10252 Heidigraf is a main-belt asteroid. It was discovered on March 26, 1971, by Dutch astronomers Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by Tom Gehrels. Heidigraf is named after Heidi Graf, the retired Head of the ESTEC Communications Office at European Space Agency.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "10252 Heidigraf (4164 T-1)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (6th rev. and enl. ed.). Berlin: Springer. p. 729. ISBN 9783642297182. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 

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