2131 Mayall

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2131 Mayall
Discovery [1]
Discovered by A. R. Klemola
Discovery site Lick Obs.
Discovery date 3 September 1975
Designations
MPC designation (2131) Mayall
Named after
Nicholas Mayall[2]
1975 RA
main-belt · (inner)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 41.05 yr (14,994 days)
Aphelion 2.0970 AU
Perihelion 1.6775 AU
1.8873 AU
Eccentricity 0.1111
2.59 yr (947 days)
78.045°
0° 22m 48.36s / day
Inclination 33.987°
306.05°
38.552°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 7.8 km (IRAS:3)[3]
8.252±0.040[4]
2.5678 h[5]
0.2391±0.031 (IRAS:3)[3]
0.244±0.019[4]
S (Tholen)[1]
S (SMASS)[1]
S[5]
B–V = 0.871[1]
U–B = 0.450[1]
12.72[1]

2131 Mayall (1975 RA) is an inner main-belt asteroid discovered on September 3, 1975, by Arnold Klemola at the Lick Observatory and named in honor of Nicholas U. Mayall (1906–1993), director of the Kitt Peak National Observatory during 1960–1971, who also worked at Lick for many years.[1][2]

Photometric measurements of the asteroid made in 2005 at the Palmer Divide Observatory showed a light curve with a period of 2.572 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness variation of 0.08 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2131 Mayall (1975 RA)" (2016-09-21 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2131) Mayall. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 173. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Tedesco, E. F.; Noah, P. V.; Noah, M.; Price, S. D. (October 2004). "IRAS Minor Planet Survey V6.0". NASA Planetary Data System. Bibcode:2004PDSS...12.....T. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  4. ^ 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 19 June 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "LCDB Data for (2131) Mayall". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Warner, Brian D. (2005), "Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - winter 2004-2005" (PDF), The Minor Planet Bulletin, 32 (3), pp. 54–58, Bibcode:2005MPBu...32...54W, retrieved 2013-02-03 

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