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2942 Cordie, provisional designation 1932 BG, is an asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 7 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 29 January 1932, by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg Observatory in southwest Germany.

2942 Cordie
Discovery [1]
Discovered byK. Reinmuth
Discovery siteHeidelberg Obs.
Discovery date29 January 1932
Designations
MPC designation(2942) Cordie
Named after
Cordie Robinson[2]
1932 BG · 1936 KF
1976 GS6 · 1982 BG2
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc84.57 yr (30,890 days)
Aphelion2.5826 AU
Perihelion1.8949 AU
2.2388 AU
Eccentricity0.1536
3.35 yr (1,224 days)
84.621°
0° 17m 39.12s / day
Inclination6.8175°
116.39°
154.85°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions6.657±0.183[3]
80.0 h (3.33 d)
0.262±0.029[3]
13.0[1]

The asteroid has a long rotation period of roughly 80 hours.[1] It was named after of Cordie Robinson, planetary geologist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2942 Cordie (1932 BG)" (2016-08-25 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). "(2942) Cordie". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2942) Cordie. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 242. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_2943. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7.
  3. ^ a b 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 15 June 2017.

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