3137 Horky

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3137 Horky
Discovery[1]
Discovered by A. Mrkos
Discovery site Kleť Observatory
Discovery date 16 September 1982
Designations
MPC designation (3137) Horky
Named after
Hill in the Horky District[2]
1982 SM1; 1971 UC2
1976 AC
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 24075 days (65.91 yr)
Aphelion 2.8565 AU (427.33 Gm)
Perihelion 1.9463 AU (291.16 Gm)
2.4014 AU (359.24 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.18952
3.72 yr (1359.2 d)
292.35°
0° 15m 53.496s / day
Inclination 2.4739°
286.72°
135.18°
Physical characteristics
C (SMASSII)
13.3

3137 Horky, provisionally known as (1982 SM1), is a main-belt asteroid discovered on 16 September 1982 by Antonín Mrkos at the Czech Kleť Observatory. The asteroid will make close approaches to larger, more well-known asteroids.[1] Its closest will be 1,440,000 km (0.0096 AU) from 15 Eunomia on May 1, 2019. It will also pass 29 Amphitrite this century, and in the 22nd century, it will pass 7 Iris and 10 Hygiea.

The asteroid is named after the Czech location (hill) where Antonín Mrkos installed his first telescope in 1939.[2]

Orbit of asteroid 3137 Horky

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 3137 Horky (1982 SM1)" (2015-07-17 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3137) Horky". Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2007. p. 259. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 

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