Evelyn (minor planet designation: 503 Evelyn) is a main belt asteroid discovered by Raymond Smith Dugan on 19 January 1903. The asteroid was named after Evelyn Smith Dugan, mother of the discoverer.

503 Evelyn
Discovery
Discovered byRaymond Smith Dugan
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date19 January 1903
Designations
MPC designation(503) Evelyn
1903 LF
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc113.24 yr (41362 d)
Aphelion3.2031 AU (479.18 Gm)
Perihelion2.2418 AU (335.37 Gm)
2.7225 AU (407.28 Gm)
Eccentricity0.17655
4.49 yr (1640.7 d)
98.1577°
0° 13m 9.876s / day
Inclination5.0103°
68.903°
42.058°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions87.58 ± 3.58 km[2]
81.68±4.9 km[1]
Mass(2.85 ± 0.34) × 1018 kg[2]
Mean density
8.10 ± 1.38 g/cm3[2]
38.728 h (1.6137 d)
0.0585±0.008
9.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "503 Evelyn (1903 LF)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science, 73, pp. 98–118, arXiv:1203.4336, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009. See Table 1.

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