N. D. Hulkower writes: "This minor planet, one of several near-earth objects for which feasible missions to rendezvous with a spacecraft have been identified, is currently well placed for observation (ephemeris in Efemeridy Malkyh Planet for 1981, p. 232; for 1982, p. 241). Observers are urged to obtain data to determine or confirm the composition, size and shape, possible binary nature, rotation rate, location of the pole, etc. High-quality astrometric observations will also be useful. For further information, contact me at: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 156-204, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, U.S.A."
International Astronomical Union Circular
- Pub Date:
- February 1982