1062 Ljuba

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1062 Ljuba[1]
Discovery
Discovered by Sergei Ivanovich Belyavsky[1]
Discovery date 11 October 1925[1]
Designations
MPC designation (1062) Ljuba
1925 TD[1]
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 32544 days (89.10 yr)
Aphelion|Aphelion 3.21362 AU (480.751 Gm)
Perihelion|Perihelion 2.8047495 AU (419.58455 Gm)
3.00918 AU (450.167 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.0679370
5.22 yr (1906.7 d)
66.770149°
0.18881254°/day
Inclination 5.6020955°
341.4617243°
102.238113°
Earth MOID 1.82721 AU (273.347 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.94047 AU (290.290 Gm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 55 km[2]
Mean radius
27.55 ± 1 km
33.8 h (1.41 d)[2]
0.0668 ± 0.005
9.85[2]

1062 Ljuba is a main-belt asteroid orbiting the Sun. Initially it received the designation 1925 TD, it was later named after the lady-parachutist Ljuba Berlin.[1] It has a diameter of 55 km.[2]

Photometric observations during 2003 showed a lengthy synodic rotation period of 33.8 ± 0.2 hours with a brightness variation of 0.17 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Schmadel, Lutz (1992). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. 1 (5th ed.). Berlin: Springer Verlag. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1062 Ljuba". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Cooney, Walter R., Jr. (March 2005), "Lightcurve results for minor planets 228 Agathe, 297 Caecilia, 744 Aguntina 1062 Ljuba, 1605 Milankovitch, and 3125 Hay", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 32 (1): 15–16, Bibcode:2005MPBu...32...15C. 

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