|(7779) SUSANRING = 1993KL|
Discovered 1993 May 19 by J. B. Child at Palomar Named in honor of Susan Ivanka Ring, inspired and dedicated member of the Canberra Astronomical Society. Susan's love of astronomy has expressed itself through committed support of school observing programs and leadership in the Society, as well as through her devoted managing editorship of the magazine Southern Sky. Citation enthusiastically endorsed by J. Mould and the Canberra Astronomical Society.
|Orbital Elements for 1993 KL - (7779) Susanring|
Epoch 1997 Dec. 18.0 TT = JDT 2450800.5 Williams M 113.02111 (2000.0) P Q n 0.27272398 Peri. 149.95312 -0.93365661 +0.19057057 a 2.3549797 Node 44.53944 -0.34790669 -0.68376793 e 0.2181380 Incl. 25.61790 +0.08512505 -0.70437510 P 3.61 H 13.9 G 0.15 U 2 From 44 observations at 5 oppositions, 1953-1997, mean residual 0".79. Orbital elements from MPC 30265.
Minor Planet (7779) SUSANRING was discovered on films taken by Dr. Eleanor Helin with the 18" Schmidt telescope at Palomar Mountain on 19 May 1993. SUSANRING was first observed at Palomar in 1953 but until re-discovered in 1993 the orbit was too uncertain to be given a permanent designation. In addition, observations from Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak; Camarillo Observatory, California; Stony Ridge Observatory, California; Ford Observatory, California and 'Observatorie Celeste', Macquarie, A.C.T. contributed to the numbering and subsequent naming of this asteroid. Estimated diameter of 10.9 Km The next opposition of (7779) SUSANRING is in October of 1998, but will only reach magnitude 17.5 during this period. In February 2000 it will reach magnitude 16.3, and in May 2004 it will reach 15.6.
Webmaster's Note: Susan Ring has been an enthusiastic supporter of the NGC/IC Project since its inception in the early 1990's...even to the point of providing space in Southern Sky Magazine for this author's writings about Sir William Herschel. A tip o' the hat to Susan - Well deserved! Robert E. Erdmann - Webmaster, NGC/IC Project