Samiksha Jaiswal

1927 Suvanto

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Discovered by  R. Suvanto
MPC designation  1927 Suvanto
Minor planet category  main-belt
Absolute magnitude  11.9
Discoverer  R. Suvanto
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  18 March 1936
Alternative names  1936 FP · 1930 XN
Discovered  18 March 1936
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Iso-Heikkilä Observatory
1927 Suvanto
Named after  discoverer (post-mortum)

1927 Suvanto, provisional designation 1936 FP, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on 18 March 1936 by Rafael Suvanto at Turku Observatory, Finland.

Photometric observations of this asteroid collected during 2004–2005 show a rotation period of 7000816300000000000♠8.163±0.003 hours with a brightness variation of 6999600000000000000♠0.60±0.03 magnitude.

It will pass 0.048 AU (7,200,000 km; 4,500,000 mi) from 2 Pallas on 24 May 2074, which will allow a refinement to the known mass of Pallas.

The asteroid is named in memory of Rafael Suvanto (credited discoverer), assistant of Yrjö Väisälä. Suvanto died during the last days of the Finnish Winter War of in the Battle of Summa (also see naming of asteroid 1928 Summa).

References

1927 Suvanto Wikipedia


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