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1709 Ukraina

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Discovered by  G. Shajn
MPC designation  1709 Ukraina
Minor planet category  main-belt · (inner)
Discovered  16 August 1925
Discoverer  Grigory Shajn
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  16 August 1925
Alternative names  1925 QA · 1936 QH
Observation arc  90.83 yr (33,174 days)
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Simeiz Observatory
1709 Ukraina
Named after  Ukraine (former Soviet state)
Similar  Sun, Solar System, Asteroid belt, 3 Juno

1709 Ukraina, provisional designation 1925 QA, is a stony asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 9 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 16 August 1925, by Soviet/Russian astronomer Grigory Shajn at Simeiz Observatory on the Crimean peninsula.

The asteroid orbits the Sun at a distance of 1.9–2.9 AU once every 3 years and 8 months (1,340 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.21 and an inclination of 8° with respect to the ecliptic.

The S-type body has an albedo of about 0.2 and a rotation period of 7.3 hours.

It was named after the country Ukraine, then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1922–1991). The name was proposed by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in Leningrad, what is now St. Petersburg. Naming citation was published before November 1977 (M.P.C. 2740).

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1709 Ukraina Wikipedia


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