10711 Pskov

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10711 Pskov
Discovery [1]
Discovered byL. V. Zhuravleva
Discovery siteCrimean Astrophysical Obs.
Discovery date15 October 1982
MPC designation(10711) Pskov
Named after
Pskov (Russian city)[2]
1982 TT2 · 1991 TT4
main-belt · (middle)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc61.57 yr (22,487 days)
Aphelion3.3463 AU
Perihelion2.1340 AU
2.7401 AU
4.54 yr (1,657 days)
0° 13m 2.28s / day
Physical characteristics
Dimensions13.010±3.391 km[3]

10711 Pskov, provisional designation 1982 TT2, is a dark asteroid from the middle region of the asteroid belt, approximately 13 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 15 October 1982, by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Zhuravleva at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Nauchnij, on the Crimean peninsula, and later named for the Russian city of Pskov.[2][4]

Orbit and classification[edit]

Pskov orbits the Sun in the central main-belt at a distance of 2.1–3.3 AU once every 4 years and 6 months (1,657 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.22 and an inclination of 12° with respect to the ecliptic.[1] The body's observation arc begins 27 years prior to its official discovery observation, with a precovery taken at Palomar Observatory in November 1955.[4]

Physical characteristics[edit]

According to the survey carried out by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer with its subsequent NEOWISE mission, Pskov measures 13.01 kilometers in diameter, and its surface has an albedo of 0.076, which is rather typical for a carbonaceous C-type asteroid of the main-belt.[3]


As of 2017, Pskov's rotation period, composition and shape remain unknown.[1][5]


This minor planet was named in honor of the old Russian city of Pskov, located near the border to Estonia, where Velikaya River enters Lake Peipus (Pskov lake). The city was first mentioned in the 10th century, and is now an administrative, industrial and cultural center.[2] The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 24 July 2002 (M.P.C. 46102).[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 10711 Pskov (1982 TT2)" (2017-06-05 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (10711) Pskov. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 741. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Nugent, C. R.; Mainzer, A.; Masiero, J.; Bauer, J.; Cutri, R. M.; Grav, T.; et al. (December 2015). "NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year One: Preliminary Asteroid Diameters and Albedos". The Astrophysical Journal. 814 (2): 13. arXiv:1509.02522. Bibcode:2015ApJ...814..117N. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/814/2/117. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b "10711 Pskov (1982 TT2)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  5. ^ "LCDB Data for (10711) Pskov – the asteroid is not in the database". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  6. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 17 January 2017.

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