1574 Meyer

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1574 Meyer
Discovery [1]
Discovered by L. Boyer
Discovery site Algiers Obs.
Discovery date 22 March 1949
Designations
MPC designation (1574) Meyer
Named after
Georges Meyer
(astronomer, director)[2]
1949 FD · 1930 KE
1935 CW
main-belt · (outer)[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 87.03 yr (31,786 days)
Aphelion 3.6602 AU
Perihelion 3.4133 AU
3.5368 AU
Eccentricity 0.0349
6.65 yr (2,429 days)
137.01°
0° 8m 53.52s / day
Inclination 14.479°
245.64°
262.24°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 57.785±0.435 km[3]
58.88 km (derived)[4]
60.82±1.30 km[5]
69.966±3.256 km[6]
12.64±0.05 h[7]
0.0274±0.0105[6]
0.036±0.002[5]
0.042±0.011[3]
0.0559 (derived)[4]
C[4]
9.87±0.16[8] · 9.9[1][4] · 10.3[5][6]

1574 Meyer, provisional designation 1949 FD, is a carbonaceous asteroid from the outer region of the asteroid belt, approximately 59 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 22 March 1949, by French astronomer Louis Boyer at Algiers Observatory in Algeria, northern Africa.[9] It was named after French astronomer M. Georges Meyer.[2]

Orbit and classification[edit]

The C-type asteroid orbits the Sun in the outer main-belt at a distance of 3.4–3.7 AU once every 6 years and 8 months (2,429 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.04 and an inclination of 14° with respect to the ecliptic.[1] First identified as 1930 KE at Johannesburg Observatory, Meyer's observation arc was extended by 19 years prior to its official discovery observation at Algiers.[9] On 10 September 1998, Meyer occulted PPM 172432.[10]

Lightcurve[edit]

In March 2009, a rotational lightcurve of Meyer was obtained from photometric observations by Landry Carbo at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory in Australia. The lightcurve analysis gave a rotation period of 12.64 hours with a brightness variation of 0.12 magnitude (U=2).[7]

Diameter and albedo[edit]

According to the space-based surveys carried out by the Japanese Akari satellite and NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer with its subsequent NEOWISE mission, Meyer measures between 57.78 and 69.97 kilometers in diameter, and its surface has an albedo between 0.027 and 0.042.[3][5][6] The Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link derives an albedo of 0.0559 and calculates a diameter of 58.88 kilometers with an absolute magnitude of 9.9.[4]

Naming[edit]

This minor planet was named for French astronomer M. Georges Meyer (born 1894), director of the discovering Algiers Observatory.[2] The approved naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center before November 1977 (M.P.C. 837).[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1574 Meyer (1949 FD)" (2017-06-03 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1574) Meyer. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 125. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c 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" (PDF). The Astrophysical Journal. 791 (2): 11. arXiv:1406.6645Freely accessible. Bibcode:2014ApJ...791..121M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/791/2/121. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "LCDB Data for (1574) Meyer". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d Usui, Fumihiko; Kuroda, Daisuke; Müller, Thomas G.; Hasegawa, Sunao; Ishiguro, Masateru; Ootsubo, Takafumi; et al. (October 2011). "Asteroid Catalog Using Akari: AKARI/IRC Mid-Infrared Asteroid Survey". Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan. 63 (5): 1117–1138. Bibcode:2011PASJ...63.1117U. doi:10.1093/pasj/63.5.1117. Retrieved 29 December 2016.  Online catalog
  6. ^ a b c d Mainzer, A.; Grav, T.; Masiero, J.; Hand, E.; Bauer, J.; Tholen, D.; et al. (November 2011). "NEOWISE Studies of Spectrophotometrically Classified Asteroids: Preliminary Results" (PDF). The Astrophysical Journal. 741 (2): 25. arXiv:1109.6407Freely accessible. Bibcode:2011ApJ...741...90M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/2/90. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Carbo, Landry; Green, Dawson; Kragh, Katherine; Krotz, Jonathan; Meiers, Andrew; Patino, Bernadette; et al. (October 2009). "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory: 2008 October thru 2009 March". The Minor Planet Bulletin. 36 (4): 152–157. Bibcode:2009MPBu...36..152C. ISSN 1052-8091. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  8. ^ Veres, Peter; Jedicke, Robert; Fitzsimmons, Alan; Denneau, Larry; Granvik, Mikael; Bolin, Bryce; et al. (November 2015). "Absolute magnitudes and slope parameters for 250,000 asteroids observed by Pan-STARRS PS1 - Preliminary results". Icarus. 261: 34–47. arXiv:1506.00762Freely accessible. Bibcode:2015Icar..261...34V. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.08.007. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "1574 Meyer (1949 FD)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  10. ^ Miles, R. (November 1998). "1998 September 10 occultation of PPM 172432 by asteroid 1574 Meyer". Occultation Newsl. 7 (3): 24. Bibcode:1998OccN....7...24M. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 

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