1551 Argelander

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1551 Argelander
Discovery [1]
Discovered by Y. Väisälä
Discovery site Turku Observatory
Discovery date 24 February 1938
Designations
MPC designation (1551) Argelander
Named after
Friedrich Argelander[2]
1938 DC1 · 1930 BL
1940 XD · 1951 XG1
1953 GD1 · 1957 KR
1962 XP
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 87.28 yr (31,879 days)
Aphelion 2.5531 AU
Perihelion 2.2358 AU
2.3945 AU
Eccentricity 0.0663
3.71 yr (1,353 days)
347.73°
0° 15m 57.6s / day
Inclination 3.7612°
107.24°
233.70°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions
10.238±0.122[3]
4.0614 h (0.16923 d)

0.222±0.028[3]
12.2

1551 Argelander, provisional designation 1938 DC1, is a main belt asteroid discovered on February 24, 1938, by Yrjö Väisälä at the Iso-Heikkilä Observatory in Turku, Finland.[1]

It is named after Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander (1799–1875), author of the famous Bonner Durchmusterung and 19th-century head of the ancient observatory at Turku, the lunar crater Argelander is also named after him.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1551 Argelander (1938 DC1)" (2017-04-29 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1551) Argelander. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 123. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  3. ^ 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 14 June 2017. 

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