Ostro

(1981 LA )
CURRENT POSITION: 14 SCO 18
Incl: 24.90334
Eccent: 0.0668189
Period: 2.6023370477029 years
AU 1.8918889
Type: 0006

Discovery Chart

4.6.1981 08:55 Anderson Mesa 111w32 35n5 observations 1

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Named in honor of Steven J. Ostro, planetary scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. Ostro has specialized in radar studies of solar system objects, including the Galilean satellites. He is the leader in radar research on minor planets and has used his observations to deduce their surface roughness and radar reflectivity. He has also combined his radar data with optical rotational lightcurves to study the shapes and axial orientations of minor planets. (M 11749)

Citation prepared by the discoverer and A. W. Harris.

Avastatud: 4-6-1981 Avastamiskoht: Anderson Mesa Avastajad: Bowell, E.

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