1729 Beryl

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1729 Beryl
Discovery [1]
Discovered by Indiana University
(Indiana Asteroid Program)
Discovery site Goethe Link Obs.
Discovery date 19 September 1963
Designations
MPC designation (1729) Beryl
Named after
Beryl H. Potter
(research assistant)[2]
1963 SL · 1933 ST
1942 EW · 1949 JL
1950 VR · 1952 DO2
1955 BD · 1959 JB
1959 JL · 1959 LH
1972 GD2
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 83.26 yr (30,412 days)
Aphelion 2.4538 AU
Perihelion 2.0057 AU
2.2297 AU
Eccentricity 0.1005
3.33 yr (1,216 days)
150.82°
0° 17m 45.6s / day
Inclination 2.4423°
9.0727°
262.41°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 9.037±1.031[3]
4.8888 h (0.20370 d)
0.246±0.252[3]
SMASS = S[1]
12.4[1]

1729 Beryl, provisional designation 1963 SL, is a stony asteroid of the asteroid belt. It was discovered on 19 September 1963, by Indiana University during its Indiana Asteroid Program at Goethe Link Observatory in Brooklyn, Indiana. The S-type asteroid rotates every 4.9 hours and orbits the Sun in the inner main-belt at a distance of 2.0–2.5 AU once every 3 years and 4 months (1,216 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.10 and an inclination of 2° with respect to the ecliptic.[1]

It was named in honor of Beryl H. Potter (1901–1985), research assistant at the Indiana University, who participated in the program of minor planet observations from 1949 to 1966, during this period, she analysed nearly 6,300 photographic plates, measuring the positions of minor planets and reporting lost asteroids to IAU's Minor Planet Circulars (MPCs) for publication.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1729 Beryl (1963 SL)" (2016-12-25 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1729) Beryl. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 137. 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. ^ "Beryl Potter" (PDF). AIP Scitation. February 1986. p. 2. 

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