(6701) Warhol

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(6701) Warhol
Properties of the orbit ( animation )
Epoch:  July 31, 2016 ( JD 2,457,600.5)
Orbit type Middle main belt asteroid
Major semi-axis 2.5975  AU
eccentricity 0.1450
Perihelion - aphelion 2.2209 AU - 2.9741 AU
Inclination of the orbit plane 12.7527 °
Length of the ascending node 311.5108 °
Argument of the periapsis 37.6830 °
Time of passage of the perihelion 4th January 2016
Sidereal period 4.19 a
Mean orbital velocity 18.47 km / s
Physical Properties
Medium diameter 8.938 (± 0.108) km
Albedo 0.202 (± 0.023)
Absolute brightness 12.4 mag
Explorer Antonin Mrkos
Date of discovery January 14, 1988
Another name 1988 AW 1
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(6701) Warhol is an asteroid of the main middle belt , which was discovered on January 14, 1988 by the Czech astronomer Antonín Mrkos at the Kle Observ Observatory ( IAU code 046) near Český Krumlov .

The mean diameter of the asteroid was calculated to be 8.938 (± 0.108) kilometers and the albedo to be 0.202 (± 0.023).

According to the SMASS classification ( Small Main-Belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey ), a spectroscopic study by Gianluca Masi , Sergio Foglia and Richard P. Binzel at (6701) Warhol assumed a light surface, so it could, roughly speaking, be around trade an S asteroid .

The asteroid was named on November 23, 1999 after the American graphic artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol , who was the co-founder and most important American exponent of Pop Art . On April 24, 2012, an impact crater on the southern hemisphere of the planet Mercury was named after Andy Warhol: Mercury Crater Warhol .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gianluca Masi, Sergio Foglia, Richard P. Binzel: Search for Unusual Spectroscopic Candidates Among 40313 minor planets from the 3rd Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Moving Object Catalog . (English)
  2. subdivision of asteroids to S-types, C-types and V-types (English)
  3. Entry of the asteroid on the website of the Kleť Observatory (English)
  4. The Mercury crater Warhol in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature of the IAU (WGPSN) / USGS (English)