|Properties of the orbit ( animation )|
|Orbit type||Main belt|
|Major semi-axis||2.5995 AU|
|Perihelion - aphelion||1.8366 AU - 3.3624 AU|
|Inclination of the orbit plane||5.4339 °|
|Length of the ascending node||116.7222 °|
|Argument of the periapsis||306.2499 °|
|Sidereal period||4.19 a|
|Absolute brightness||14.8 mag|
|Explorer||Eric Walter Elst|
|Date of discovery||September 22, 1990|
|Another name||1990 SQ 8 , 1998 MJ 23|
|Source: Unless otherwise stated, the data comes from JPL Small-Body Database Browser . The affiliation to an asteroid family is automatically determined from the AstDyS-2 database . Please also note the note on asteroid items.|
(13053) Bertrand Russell is an asteroid of the main belt , which on 22 September 1990 by the Belgian astronomer Eric Walter Elst at the La Silla Observatory ( IAU code 809) of the European Southern Observatory in Chile was discovered.
The asteroid was named on May 23, 2005 after the British philosopher , mathematician and logician Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) who, together with Alfred North Whitehead , published the Principia Mathematica, one of the most important works of the 20th century on the fundamentals of mathematics is considered to be one of the fathers of analytical philosophy .
- Asteroid Bertrandrussell: Discovery Circumstances according to the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA
- (13053) Bertrandrussell in the Small-Body Database of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (English).
- (13053) Bertrandrussell in the database of the "Asteroids - Dynamic Site" (AstDyS-2, English).