IRAS

(1983 QF )
CURRENT POSITION: 9 AQU 10
Incl: 22.59385
Eccent: 0.2116528
Period: 4.3166132546032 years
AU 2.6510344
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

23.8.1983 00:28 IRAS 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named for the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS), a joint U.S.-Netherlands-U.K. spaceborne all-sky infrared survey satellite launched on 1983 Jan. 26. Over its ten-month lifespan, IRAS made observations of more than 250,000 solar-system and extra-solar-system bodies at wavelengths of 12, 25, 60 and 100 µm. IRAS discovered (3200) Phaethon, parent body of the Geminid meteor stream, as well as four long-period and two short-period comets. (M 34619)

Avastatud: 23-8-1983 Avastamiskoht: IRAS Avastajad: IRAS

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