15092 Beegees

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Beegees
Discovery
Discovered by J. Broughton
Discovery site Reedy Creek Observatory
Discovery date 15 March 1999
Designations
MPC designation (15092) Beegees
1999 EH5
main-belt · (outer)
Eos[1]
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 14779 days (40.46 yr)
Aphelion 3.0989645 AU (463.59849 Gm)
Perihelion 2.9188457 AU (436.65310 Gm)
3.008905 AU (450.1258 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.0299310
5.22 yr (1906.4 d)
151.69084°
0° 11m 19.82s / day
Inclination 9.698472°
356.02530°
123.10874°
Earth MOID 1.94508 AU (290.980 Gm)
Physical characteristics
12.1

15092 Beegees (1999 EH5) is an Eoan asteroid in the outer asteroid belt discovered on March 15, 1999, by J. Broughton at Reedy Creek Observatory.

The members of the British pop-rock-disco group Bee Gees: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb and their younger brother, singer Andy Gibb that was never a member of the group, were raised in Australia only 100 km from the discovery site of this minor planet.

Beegees is a member the Eos family (606),[1] the largest asteroid family of the outer main belt consisting of nearly 10,000 asteroids.[3]:23

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Small Bodies Data Ferret". Nesvorny HCM Asteroid Families V3.0. Retrieved 23 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "15092 Beegees (1999 EH5)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Nesvorný, D.; Broz, M.; Carruba, V. (December 2014). "Identification and Dynamical Properties of Asteroid Families" (PDF). Asteroids IV: 297–321. arXiv:1502.01628Freely accessible. Bibcode:2015aste.book..297N. doi:10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816532131-ch016. Retrieved 23 November 2017. 

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