5196 Bustelli

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
5196 Bustelli
Discovery [1]
Discovered by C. J. van Houten
I. van Houten-G.
T. Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Obs.
Discovery date 30 September 1973
MPC designation (5196) Bustelli
Named after
Franz Anton Bustelli[1]
(Italian-Swiss artist)
3102 T-2 · 1982 SY9
1984 DP1 · 1984 FP1
main-belt[1][2] · (middle)
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 23 March 2018 (JD 2458200.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 46.60 yr (17,019 d)
Aphelion 3.0788 AU
Perihelion 2.3183 AU
2.6985 AU
Eccentricity 0.1409
4.43 yr (1,619 d)
0° 13m 20.28s / day
Inclination 13.226°
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
5.944±0.091 km[4]
SMASS = S[2][6]

5196 Bustelli, provisional designation 3102 T-2, is a stony Eunomian asteroid from the central regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 30 September 1973, by Dutch astronomers Ingrid and Cornelis van Houten at Leiden, and Tom Gehrels the Palomar Observatory. The S-type asteroid was named after Italian-Swiss artist Franz Anton Bustelli.[1][2]

Orbit and classification[edit]

Bustelli is a core member of the Eunomia family (502),[3] a prominent family of stony S-type asteroid and the largest one in the intermediate main belt with more than 5,000 members.[7] It orbits the Sun in the central asteroid belt at a distance of 2.3–3.1 AU once every 4 years and 5 months (1,619 days; semi-major axis of 2.7 AU). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.14 and an inclination of 13° with respect to the ecliptic.[2] The body's observation arc begins with a precovery taken at Palomar Obsrvatory in March 1971.[1]

Palomar–Leiden Trojan survey[edit]

The survey designation "T-2" stands for the second Palomar–Leiden Trojan survey, named after the fruitful collaboration of the Palomar and Leiden Observatory in the 1960s and 1970s. Gehrels used Palomar's Samuel Oschin telescope (also known as the 48-inch Schmidt Telescope), and shipped the photographic plates to Ingrid and Cornelis van Houten at Leiden Observatory where astrometry was carried out. The trio are credited with the discovery of several thousand asteroid discoveries.[8]

Physical characteristics[edit]

Bustelli has an absolute magnitude of 12.8. In the SMASS classification, it is a stony S-type asteroid.[2][6]

Diameter and albedo[edit]

According to the survey carried out by the NEOWISE mission of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, Bustelli measures 5.944 kilometers in diameter and its surface has an albedo of 0.146.[4][5]

Rotation period[edit]

As of 2018, no rotational lightcurve of Bustelli has been obtained from photometric observations. The body's rotation period, poles and shape remain unknown.[2]


This minor planet was named after Italian-Swiss artist Franz Anton Bustelli (1723–1763), a famous modeller of figures for the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 1 September 1993 (M.P.C. 22507).[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e "5196 Bustelli (3102 T-2)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 5196 Bustelli (3102 T-2)" (2017-10-27 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Small Bodies Data Ferret". Nesvorny HCM Asteroid Families V3.0. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  4. ^ 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 10 April 2018. 
  5. ^ 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" (PDF). The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 759 (1): 5. arXiv:1209.5794Freely accessible. Bibcode:2012ApJ...759L...8M. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/759/1/L8. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Bus, S.; Binzel, R. P. (October 2004). "5196 Bustelli CCD Spectrum". NASA Planetary Data System. Bibcode:2004PDSS....1.1017B. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  7. ^ Nesvorný, D.; Broz, M.; Carruba, V. (December 2014). "Identification and Dynamical Properties of Asteroid Families" (PDF). Asteroids IV: 297–321. arXiv:1502.01628Freely accessible. Bibcode:2015aste.book..297N. doi:10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816532131-ch016. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 31 March 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 

External links[edit]