1707 Chantal

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1707 Chantal
Discovery [1]
Discovered by E. Delporte
Discovery site Uccle Obs.
Discovery date 8 September 1932
Designations
MPC designation (1707) Chantal
Named after
niece of astronomer
Georges Roland[2]
1932 RL · 1942 TC
1950 BF1 · 1955 QA1
A906 YJ
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 110.45 yr (40,343 days)
Aphelion 2.5983 AU
Perihelion 1.8394 AU
2.2188 AU
Eccentricity 0.1710
3.31 yr (1,207 days)
218.96°
0° 17m 53.52s / day
Inclination 4.0320°
6.1217°
43.001°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 7.459±0.114[3]
10 h (0.42 d)
0.306±0.033[3]
Tholen = S[1]
B–V = 0.870[1]
U–B = 0.530[1]
12.54[1]

1707 Chantal, provisional designation 1932 RL, is a stony main-belt asteroid discovered by Eugène Delporte at Royal Observatory of Belgium on 8 September 1932. The S-type asteroid appears to have a long rotation period of at least 10 hours.[1]

It was named after Chantal, a niece of Belgian astronomer Georges Roland (1922–1991) at of Uccle[2] and co-discoverer of the comet Arend-Roland.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1707 Chantal (1932 RL)" (2017-06-05 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1707) Chantal. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 136. 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. 
  • Lagerkvist, C.-I. (1978) Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 31, 361-381.

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