1799 Koussevitzky

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1799 Koussevitzky
Discovery [1]
Discovered by Indiana University
(Indiana Asteroid Program)
Discovery site Goethe Link Obs.
Discovery date 25 July 1950
Designations
MPC designation (1799) Koussevitzky
Named after
Serge Koussevitzky
(Russian conductor)[2]
1950 OE · 1929 QD
1974 CF1
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 66.78 yr (24,390 days)
Aphelion 3.3884 AU
Perihelion 2.6718 AU
3.0301 AU
Eccentricity 0.1182
5.27 yr (1,927 days)
247.39°
0° 11m 12.84s / day
Inclination 11.489°
156.66°
192.36°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 18.196±0.156[3]
23.26 km
6.318 h (0.2633 d)
0.1426 ± 0.034
0.233±0.068[3]
K (SMASSII)[1]
11.3[1]

1799 Koussevitzky, provisional designation 1950 OE, is a rare-type asteroid from the outer regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 20 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 25 July 1950, by the Indiana Asteroid Program at Goethe Link Observatory in the United States.

In the SMASS classification, Koussevitzky is a rare K-type asteroid, it orbits the Sun in the outer main-belt at a distance of 2.7–3.4 AU once every 5 years and 3 months (1,927 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.12 and an inclination of 11° with respect to the ecliptic.[1]

The asteroid was named after Russian-born Serge Koussevitzky, distinguished conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra during its golden years, his 25-year tenure was noteworthy for his masterly interpretations of the classic repertoire as well as for his efforts to encourage young American composers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1799 Koussevitzky (1950 OE)" (2017-05-04 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1799) Koussevitzky. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 144. 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.; Dailey, J.; et al. (November 2011). "Main Belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE. I. Preliminary Albedos and Diameters". The Astrophysical Journal. 741 (2): 20. arXiv:1109.4096Freely accessible. Bibcode:2011ApJ...741...68M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/2/68. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 

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