|Properties of the orbit ( animation )|
|Orbit type||Middle main belt asteroid|
|Asteroid family||Eunomia family|
|Major semi-axis||2.5909 AU|
|Perihelion - aphelion||2.2721 AU - 2.9097 AU|
|Inclination of the orbit plane||14.9182 °|
|Length of the ascending node||107.5897 °|
|Argument of the periapsis||107.2308 °|
|Time of passage of the perihelion||April 29, 2018|
|Sidereal period||4.17 a|
|Mean orbital velocity||18.51 km / s|
|Medium diameter||3.717 (± 0.247) km|
|Albedo||0.321 (± 0.142)|
|Absolute brightness||14.6 mag|
|Date of discovery||April 23, 2001|
|Another name||2001 HT 8|
|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.|
(72827) Maxaub is an asteroid of the main middle belt discovered on April 23, 2001 by the Spanish astronomer Rafael Ferrando at the Observatorio Pla D'Arguines ( IAU code 941) in Segorbe , Valencia province .
The asteroid belongs to the Eunomia family, a group named after (15) Eunomia , to which probably five percent of the asteroids in the main belt belong. According to the SMASS classification ( Small Main-Belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey ), a spectroscopic study by Gianluca Masi , Sergio Foglia and Richard P. Binzel at (72827) Maxaub assumed a bright surface, so it could, roughly speaking, be around trade an S asteroid .
The timeless (non- osculating ) orbital elements of (72827) Maxaub are almost identical to those of two smaller ones, assuming the absolute magnitude of 15.4 and 16.1 compared to 14.6, asteroids: (93200) 2000 SS 115 and (282383) 2003 RU 25 .
(72827) Maxaub is named after the Spanish writer Max Aub (1903–1972). It was named on March 6, 2004.
- (72827) Maxaub in the database of the "Asteroids - Dynamic Site" (AstDyS-2, English).
- (72827) Maxaub in the Small-Body Database of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena , California (English)
- 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)
- subdivision of asteroids to S-types, C-types and V-types (English)
- The family the asteroids in the AstDyS-2 database (English, HTML; 51.4 MB)
- Publication of the International Astronomical Union (IA) of March 6, 2004, page 37 ( PDF , English; 1.8 MB)