1671 Chaika

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1671 Chaika
Discovery [1]
Discovered by G. Neujmin
Discovery site Simeiz Obs.
Discovery date 3 October 1934
Designations
MPC designation (1671) Chaika
Named after
Valentina Tereshkova[2]
1934 TD · 1930 WE
1952 BX · 1955 XA
1963 SO · 1971 RC
A907 GM
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 86.54 yr (31,608 days)
Aphelion 3.2526 AU
Perihelion 1.9223 AU
2.5875 AU
Eccentricity 0.2571
4.16 yr (1,520 days)
298.09°
0° 14m 12.48s / day
Inclination 3.9659°
177.18°
250.33°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 9.374±0.462[3]
3.7718 h
3.774 ± 0.003 h[4]
0.291±0.093[3]
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1671 Chaika, provisionally designated 1934 TD, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 3, 1934, by Grigory Neujmin at Simeiz Observatory in Crimea.[1] The light curve of the body shows a periodicity of 3.774 ± 0.003 hours, during which time the brightness of the object varies by 0.18 ± 0.03 in magnitude.[4]

The asteroid was named in honor of Soviet cosmonaut Valentina "Chaika" Tereshkova. Tereshkova received the call sign "Chaika" – the Russian word for seagull – as she was as the first woman to fly in space.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1671 Chaika (1934 TD)" (2017-06-06 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1671) Chaika. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 133. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Masiero, Joseph R.; Mainzer, A. K.; Grav, T.; Bauer, J. M.; Cutri, R. M.; Nugent, C.; et al. (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 14 June 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Menke, John; et al. (October 2008), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at Menke Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 35 (4): 155–160, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..155M 

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