1570 Brunonia

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1570 Brunonia
Discovery [1]
Discovered by S. Arend
Discovery site Uccle Obs.
Discovery date 9 October 1948
Designations
MPC designation (1570) Brunonia
Named after
Brown University[2][3]
1948 TX · 1952 QE1
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 68.47 yr (25,008 days)
Aphelion 3.0023 AU
Perihelion 2.6850 AU
2.8437 AU
Eccentricity 0.0558
4.80 yr (1,752 days)
102.11°
0° 12m 19.8s / day
Inclination 1.6665°
190.10°
223.95°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 12.118±0.272[4]
0.169±0.019[4]
12.0

1570 Brunonia, provisional designation 1948 TX, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 9, 1948, by Belgian astronomer Sylvain Arend at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Uccle.[1] In 1954, he named the asteroid after Brown University.

He wrote to Brown Professor Charles H. Smiley:

This planet is named in honor of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. ... Its astronomical history dates back to the transit of Venus in 1769, observed by Prof. Benjamin West. Two local streets are named Planet and Transit. The naming of the planet is also a tribute to the international reputation of Dr. Smiley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1570 Brunonia (1948 TX)" (2017-03-29 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1570) Brunonia. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 124. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Mitchell, Martha (1993). "Brown University Glacier". Encyclopedia Brunoniana. Providence, RI: Brown University Library. ASIN B0006P9F3C. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  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 14 June 2017. 

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