1753 Mieke, provisional designation 1934 JM, is a stony Eoan asteroid from the outer region of the asteroid belt, approximately 20 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 10 May 1934, by Dutch astronomer Hendrik van Gent at the Leiden Southern Station, annex to the Johannesburg Observatory in South Africa.[11] The asteroid was named after Mieke Oort, wife of Dutch astronomer Jan Oort.[2]

1753 Mieke
Discovery [1]
Discovered byH. van Gent
Discovery siteJohannesburg Obs.
(Leiden Southern Station)
Discovery date10 May 1934
MPC designation(1753) Mieke
Named after
Mieke Oort (wife of Jan Oort)[2]
1934 JM · 1951 SM
1951 VB · 1967 UG
main-belt · Eos[3]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc82.98 yr (30,307 days)
Aphelion3.2624 AU
Perihelion2.7733 AU
3.0178 AU
5.24 yr (1,915 days)
0° 11m 16.8s / day
Physical characteristics
19.55±0.60 km[5]
19.604±0.289 km[6]
21.40 km (calculated)[3]
22.08±1.45 km[7]
8.8 h[8]
10.19942±0.00001 h[9]
0.14 (assumed)[3]
10.80±0.33[10] · 11.00[7] · 11.1[1][3][5][6]

Orbit and classificationEdit

The S-type asteroid is a member of the Eos family, thought to have formed from a catastrophic collision of its parent body resulting in more than 4,000 known members of the family. It orbits the Sun in the outer main-belt at a distance of 2.8–3.3 AU once every 5 years and 3 months (1,915 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.08 and an inclination of 11° with respect to the ecliptic.[1]

As no precoveries was taken, and no prior identifications were made, Mieke's observation arc begins with its official discovery observation at Johannesburg in 1934.[11]

Physical characteristicsEdit


A rotational lightcurve of Mieke was obtained from photometric observations by Swedish astronomer Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist analysis at Uppsala Observatory in March 1975. It gave a rotation period of 8.8 hours with a brightness variation of 0.20 magnitude (U=2).[8] Published in March 2016, a modeled lightcurve, using the Lowell Photometric Database, gave a period of approximately 10.199 hours (U=n.a.).[9]

Diameter and albedoEdit

According to the surveys carried out by the Japanese Akari satellite and NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer with its subsequent NEOWISE mission, Mieke measures between 19.44 and 22.08 kilometers in diameter, and its surface has an albedo between 0.144 and 0.173.[4][5][6][7] The Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link assumes an albedo of 0.14 and calculates a diameter of 21.40 kilometers based on an absolute magnitude of 11.1.[3]


This minor planet was named for Mieke Oort-Graadt van Roggen (1906–1993), wife of Dutch astronomy legend Jan Oort, who was director of the Leiden Observatory from 1945–1970. He had previously been honoured with the asteroid 1691 Oort.[2] The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 1 June 1980 (M.P.C. 5357).[12]


  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1753 Mieke (1934 JM)" (2017-05-01 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(1753) Mieke". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1753) Mieke. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 139–140. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_1754. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "LCDB Data for (1753) Mieke". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Masiero, Joseph R.; Grav, T.; Mainzer, A. K.; Nugent, C. R.; Bauer, J. M.; Stevenson, R.; et al. (August 2014). "Main-belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE: Near-infrared Albedos". The Astrophysical Journal. 791 (2): 11. arXiv:1406.6645. Bibcode:2014ApJ...791..121M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/791/2/121. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d Usui, Fumihiko; Kuroda, Daisuke; Müller, Thomas G.; Hasegawa, Sunao; Ishiguro, Masateru; Ootsubo, Takafumi; et al. (October 2011). "Asteroid Catalog Using Akari: AKARI/IRC Mid-Infrared Asteroid Survey". Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan. 63 (5): 1117–1138. Bibcode:2011PASJ...63.1117U. doi:10.1093/pasj/63.5.1117. Retrieved 17 October 2019. (online, AcuA catalog p. 153)
  6. ^ a b c d Mainzer, A.; Grav, T.; Masiero, J.; Hand, E.; Bauer, J.; Tholen, D.; et al. (November 2011). "NEOWISE Studies of Spectrophotometrically Classified Asteroids: Preliminary Results". The Astrophysical Journal. 741 (2): 25. arXiv:1109.6407. Bibcode:2011ApJ...741...90M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/2/90.
  7. ^ a b c d Masiero, Joseph R.; Mainzer, A. K.; Grav, T.; Bauer, J. M.; Cutri, R. M.; Nugent, C.; et al. (November 2012). "Preliminary Analysis of WISE/NEOWISE 3-Band Cryogenic and Post-cryogenic Observations of Main Belt Asteroids". The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 759 (1): 5. arXiv:1209.5794. Bibcode:2012ApJ...759L...8M. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/759/1/L8. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  8. ^ a b Lagerkvist, C.-I. (March 1978). "Photographic photometry of 110 main-belt asteroids". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 31: 361–381. Bibcode:1978A&AS...31..361L. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  9. ^ a b Durech, J.; Hanus, J.; Oszkiewicz, D.; Vanco, R. (March 2016). "Asteroid models from the Lowell photometric database". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 587: 6. arXiv:1601.02909. Bibcode:2016A&A...587A..48D. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201527573. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  10. ^ Veres, Peter; Jedicke, Robert; Fitzsimmons, Alan; Denneau, Larry; Granvik, Mikael; Bolin, Bryce; et al. (November 2015). "Absolute magnitudes and slope parameters for 250,000 asteroids observed by Pan-STARRS PS1 - Preliminary results". Icarus. 261: 34–47. arXiv:1506.00762. Bibcode:2015Icar..261...34V. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.08.007. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  11. ^ a b "1753 Mieke (1934 JM)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  12. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 December 2016.

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