976 Benjamina

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976 Benjamina
Discovery
Discovered byB. Jekhovsky
Discovery siteAlgiers
Discovery date27 March 1922
Designations
MPC designation(976) Benjamina
1922 LU
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc86.45 yr (31577 days)
Aphelion3.5261 AU (527.50 Gm)
Perihelion2.8765 AU (430.32 Gm)
3.2013 AU (478.91 Gm)
Eccentricity0.10145
5.73 yr (2092.1 d)
163.478°
0° 10m 19.452s / day
Inclination7.7114°
243.765°
318.829°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
40.265±1.25 km
9.700 h (0.4042 d)
0.0559±0.004
9.22

976 Benjamina is a minor planet orbiting the Sun.

An 11 Chord plot of the occultation by 976 Benjamina observed on 2003 July 19 from sites in Australia, New Zealand and Argentina.

The asteroid had been observed in 7 stellar occultation events since 2003.[2] On July 19 2003 the mag. 5.7 star HIP 88816 was occulted by the asteroid,[3] and was observed at 11 stations; 1 in Argentina, 3 in New Zealand, and 7 in Australia. From these observations, the best-fit ellipse measures 85.2x56.2 +/-12.4 kilometres.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "976 Benjamina (1922 LU)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Asteroid Data Sets". sbn.psi.edu. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  3. ^ "RASNZ Occultation Section - Benjamina Occultation Update". www.occultations.org.nz. Retrieved 19 May 2018.

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