(4337) Arecibo

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(4337) Arecibo
Properties of the orbit ( animation )
Orbit type Outer main belt
Asteroid family Themis family
Major semi-axis 3.276  AU
eccentricity 0.089
Perihelion - aphelion 2.985 AU - 3.567 AU
Inclination of the orbit plane 2.23 °
Length of the ascending node 41.5 °
Sidereal period 5.93 a
Physical Properties
Medium diameter approx. 20 km
Absolute brightness 12.2 mag
Explorer Edward LG Bowell
Date of discovery April 14, 1985
Another name 1985 GB, 1933 HE, 1979 FR 3
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.

(4337) Arecibo is a main belt asteroid discovered on April 14, 1985 by US astronomer Edward LG Bowell from the Lowell Observatory .

The asteroid was named after the Arecibo Observatory . The Arecibo Observatory conducts research in the field of radio astronomy , radar astronomy and the ionosphere .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel : Dictionary of minor planet names . Vol. 1. Springer, Berlin & New York 2003, p. 372 online

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