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5201 Ferraz-Mello is an asteroid from the asteroid belt, discovered on December 1, 1983, by Ted Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory.[1] It is one of very few Hecuba-gap asteroid located in the 2 : 1 mean motion resonance with Jupiter.[4]

5201 Ferraz-Mello
Discovery[1]
Discovered byTed Bowell
Discovery siteAnderson Mesa
Discovery date1 December 1983
Designations
MPC designation(5201) Ferraz-Mello
1983 XF
main-belt[2] · 2:1
Orbital characteristics[3][2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc27642 days (75.68 yr)
Aphelion4.90994 AU (734.517 Gm)
Perihelion1.82487 AU (272.997 Gm)
3.36741 AU (503.757 Gm)
Eccentricity0.458077
6.18 yr (2257.1 d)
201.107°
0° 9m 34.2s / day
Inclination3.28409°
17.4554°
114.742°
Physical characteristics
14.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (5001)-(10000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 10, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "5201 Ferraz-Mello (1983 XF)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. ^ "(5201) Ferraz-Mello". AstDyS. University of Pisa. Retrieved December 10, 2008.
  4. ^ Roig; Nesvorny, D.; Ferraz-Mello, S.; et al. (2002). "Asteroids in the 2 : 1 resonance with Jupiter: dynamics and size distribution". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 335 (2): 417–431. Bibcode:2002MNRAS.335..417R. doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05635.x.

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