17795 Elysiasegal

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17795 Elysiasegal
Discovery [1]
Discovered by LINEAR
Discovery site Lincoln Lab's ETS
Discovery date 20 March 1998
Designations
MPC designation (17795) Elysiasegal
Named after
Elysia Segal
(2003 ISEF awardee)[2][3]
1998 FJ61 · 1999 NL14
main-belt · (inner)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 20.73 yr (7,570 days)
Aphelion 2.8037 AU
Perihelion 1.9797 AU
2.3917 AU
Eccentricity 0.1723
3.70 yr (1,351 days)
168.50°
0° 15m 59.4s / day
Inclination 1.7316°
345.31°
107.33°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 5±2 km (calculated)[4]
14.6[1]

17795 Elysiasegal, provisional designation 1998 FJ61, is an asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 5 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 20 March 1998, by the LINEAR team at Lincoln Laboratory's Experimental Test Site in Socorro, New Mexico, in the United States.[5] The asteroid was named after Elysia Segal, a 2003 ISFE awardee.[2]

Orbit and classification[edit]

Elysiasegal orbits the Sun in the inner main-belt at a distance of 2.0–2.8 AU once every 3 years and 8 months (1,351 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.17 and an inclination of 2° with respect to the ecliptic.[1] The first precovery was taken by the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking program in 1996, extending the asteroid's observation arc by 2 years prior to its official discovery observation.[5]

Physical characteristics[edit]

Little is known about Elysiasegal's size, composition, albedo and rotation.[1][6] Based on its absolute magnitude of 14.5, its diameter is likely to be between 3 and 7 kilometers, assuming an albedo in the range of 0.05 to 0.25.[4]

Naming[edit]

This minor planet was named for Elysia Segal (born 1985), American actress and first-place winner at the 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, for her research analyzing the use of proteoglycans as a potential biomarker for congenital hydrocephalus.[2][3][7] The approved naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 14 June 2004 (M.P.C. 52173).[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 17795 Elysiasegal (1998 FJ61)" (2017-06-05 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). "(17795) Elysiasegal [2.39, 0.17, 1.7]". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (17795) Elysiasegal, Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 110. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-34361-5_1177. ISBN 978-3-540-34361-5. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Ceres Connection 2003 Award Honorees". MIT Lincoln Laboratory. 
  4. ^ a b "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "17795 Elysiasegal (1998 FJ61)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "LCDB Data for (17795) Elysiasegal". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Intel ISEF 2003 Finalist Profile". Society for Science & the Public. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 

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