1225 Ariane

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1225 Ariane
Discovery [1]
Discovered by H. van Gent
Discovery site Johannesburg Obs.
(Leiden Southern Station)
Discovery date 23 April 1930
Designations
MPC designation (1225) Ariane
Named after
"Ariane Leprieur"
(fictional character)[2]
1930 HK · 1928 UD
1958 TB
main-belt · Flora[3]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 88.64 yr (32,374 days)
Aphelion 2.4002 AU
Perihelion 2.0657 AU
2.2329 AU
Eccentricity 0.0749
3.34 yr (1,219 days)
150.36°
0° 17m 43.44s / day
Inclination 3.0739°
12.381°
100.66°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 9.194±0.091[4]
5.5068±0.0001 h[5]
0.302±0.047[4]
S[3]
12.1[1]

1225 Ariane, provisional designation 1930 HK, is a stony Florian asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 9 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 23 April 1930, by Dutch astronomer Hendrik van Gent at the Leiden Southern Station, annex to the Johannesburg Observatory in South Africa.[6]

Orbit and characterization[edit]

Ariane orbits the Sun at a distance of 2.1–2.4 AU once every 3 years and 4 months (1,219 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.07 and an inclination of 3° with respect to the ecliptic.[1]

Photometric observations made in 2003 at the U.S. Carbuncle Hill Observatory (912) near Providence, Rhode Island, give a synodic rotation period of 5.529±0.002 hours. The light curve shows a brightness variation of 0.40±0.02 in magnitude.[7]

Naming[edit]

This minor planet was named after "Ariane Leprieur", the principal role in the play Le Chemin de Crête by Gabriel Marcel (1889–1973).[2] The official naming citation was first mentioned in The Names of the Minor Planets by Paul Herget in 1955 (H 96).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1225 Ariane (1930 HK)" (2017-06-05 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1225) Ariane. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 102. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "LCDB Data for (1225) Ariane". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Masiero, Joseph R.; Grav, T.; Mainzer, A. K.; Nugent, C. R.; Bauer, J. M.; Stevenson, R.; et al. (August 2014). "Main-belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE: Near-infrared Albedos". The Astrophysical Journal. 791 (2): 11. arXiv:1406.6645Freely accessible. Bibcode:2014ApJ...791..121M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/791/2/121. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Behrend, Raoul. "Asteroids and comets rotation curves – (1225) Ariane". Geneva Observatory. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "1225 Ariane (1930 HK)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  7. ^ Pray, Donald P. (March 2004), "Lightcurve analysis of asteroids 1225, 1301, 2134, 2741, and 3974", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 31 (1), pp. 6–8, Bibcode:2004MPBu...31....6P. 

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