1590 Tsiolkovskaja

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1590 Tsiolkovskaja
Discovery [1]
Discovered by G. Neujmin
Discovery site Simeiz Obs.
Discovery date 1 July 1933
Designations
MPC designation (1590) Tsiolkovskaja
Named after
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
(rocket scientist)[2]
1933 NA · 1933 OU
1936 HB · 1937 VE
1940 RN · 1940 RX
1943 OD · 1950 SF
A907 TB · A913 MC
main-belt · Flora[3]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 108.90 yr (39,777 days)
Aphelion 2.5802 AU
Perihelion 1.8807 AU
2.2305 AU
Eccentricity 0.1568
3.33 yr (1,217 days)
102.49°
0° 17m 45.24s / day
Inclination 4.3517°
226.54°
52.664°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 9.83±0.40 km[4]
10.300±0.076 km[5]
10.826±0.019 km[6]
12.81±0.27 km[7]
13.27 km[8]
13.32 km (derived)[3]
6.7 h[9]
6.7299±0.0005 h[10]
6.731±0.002 h[11]
6.737±0.004 h[12]
0.2095±0.018[8]
0.2096 (derived)[3]
0.232±0.012[7]
0.291±0.036[1][5]
0.3260±0.0601[6]
0.419±0.050[4]
S[3]
11.29±0.27[13] · 11.60[4] · 11.7[1][3][6][7][8]

1590 Tsiolkovskaja, provisional designation 1933 NA, is a stony Flora asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 11 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 1 July 1933, by Soviet–Russian astronomer Grigory Neujmin at Simeiz Observatory, on the Crimean peninsula,[14] it was named for rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.[2]

Classification and orbit[edit]

Tsiolkovskaja is a member of the Flora family, a large group of stony S-type asteroids. It orbits the Sun in the inner main-belt at a distance of 1.9–2.6 AU once every 3 years and 4 months (1,217 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.16 and an inclination of 4° with respect to the ecliptic.[1] Tsiolkovskaja was first observed at Heidelberg Observatory in 1907, extending the body's observation arc by 26 years prior to its discovery observation.[14]

Physical characteristics[edit]

Several rotational lightcurves were obtained from photometric observations, they gave a concurring, well-defined rotation period between 6.700 and 6.737 hours with a brightness variation of 0.10–0.40 in magnitude.[9][10][11][12] Tsiolkovskaja has a relatively high albedo in the range of 0.21 to 0.42, according to the surveys carried out by IRAS, Akari, and WISE/NEOWISE, while the Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link derives a moderate albedo of 0.23.[3][4][6][7][8]

Naming[edit]

This minor planet was named in honor of Soviet–Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857–1935), considered to be one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics and instrumental to the success of the Soviet space program,[2] the approved naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center before November 1977 (M.P.C. 2116).[15] The lunar crater Tsiolkovskiy is also named after him.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1590 Tsiolkovskaja (1933 NA)" (2016-08-29 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1590) Tsiolkovskaja. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 126. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "LCDB Data for (1590) Tsiolkovskaja". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d Masiero, Joseph R.; Mainzer, A. K.; Grav, T.; Bauer, J. M.; Cutri, R. M.; Nugent, C.; Cabrera, M. S. (November 2012). "Preliminary Analysis of WISE/NEOWISE 3-Band Cryogenic and Post-cryogenic Observations of Main Belt Asteroids". The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 759 (1): 5. arXiv:1209.5794Freely accessible. Bibcode:2012ApJ...759L...8M. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/759/1/L8. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  5. ^ 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 1 September 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d Mainzer, A.; Grav, T.; Masiero, J.; Hand, E.; Bauer, J.; Tholen, D.; McMillan, R. S.; et al. (November 2011). "NEOWISE Studies of Spectrophotometrically Classified Asteroids: Preliminary Results". The Astrophysical Journal. 741 (2): 25. arXiv:1109.6407Freely accessible. Bibcode:2011ApJ...741...90M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/2/90. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d Usui, Fumihiko; Kuroda, Daisuke; Müller, Thomas G.; Hasegawa, Sunao; Ishiguro, Masateru; Ootsubo, Takafumi; Ishihara, Daisuke; 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 26 November 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d Tedesco, E. F.; Noah, P. V.; Noah, M.; Price, S. D. (October 2004). "IRAS Minor Planet Survey V6.0". NASA Planetary Data System. Bibcode:2004PDSS...12.....T. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Lagerkvist, C.-I. (March 1978). "Photographic photometry of 110 main-belt asteroids". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series: 361–381. Bibcode:1978A&AS...31..361L. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Kryszczynska, A.; Colas, F.; Polinska, M.; Hirsch, R.; Ivanova, V.; Apostolovska, G.; Bilkina, B.; et al. (October 2012). "Do Slivan states exist in the Flora family?. I. Photometric survey of the Flora region". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 546: 51. Bibcode:2012A&A...546A..72K. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201219199. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Carbo, Landry; Green, Dawson; Kragh, Katherine; Krotz, Jonathan; Meiers, Andrew; Patino, Bernadette; Pligge, Zachary; 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 26 November 2015. 
  12. ^ a b Warner, Brian D. (June 2008). "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: September-December 2007". The Minor Planet Bulletin. 35 (2): 67–71. Bibcode:2008MPBu...35...67W. ISSN 1052-8091. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  13. ^ 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 18 September 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "1590 Tsiolkovskaja (1933 NA)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 

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