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Monday, December 31, 2012

Asteroid (4442) Garcia


Asteroid (4442) Garcia

The Minor Planet Circular Citation:
(4442) Garcia = 1985 RB1
Discovered 1985 Sept 14 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.

Named in memory of Jerry Garcia (1942-1995), lead guitarist for the
``Grateful Dead''.  He was also a superb banjo player and steel pedal
guitar player.  His recorded works embrace many styles, among them
rock-and-roll, bluegrass and country, and experimental electronic music.
Garcia and the Grateful Dead have also sought to preserve endangered and
under appreciated music.  Garcia was best known for his consummate
musicianship and for live performance and improvisations.  Those embracing
Garcia's music have now spanned several generations, attesting to the
quality and timelessness of his music.  Name proposed by T. Gehrels,
following a suggestion by S. Radford.  Citation prepared by E. Olszewski
and S. Radford.
[Source: MPC]

Orbit Elements (MPC 16219):
 (4442) 1985 RB1 = 1988 BC5
Epoch 1999 Jan. 22.0 TT = JDT 2451200.5  (M-P)          Williams
M  19.49637              (2000.0)            P               Q                 
n   0.18994928     Peri.  264.46907     -0.94705461     +0.20238887
a   2.9971671      Node   287.02127     -0.07031730     -0.88820543
e   0.2493994      Incl.   15.10981     -0.31327790     -0.41246800
P   5.19           H    12.7          G   0.15                     
From 22 observations at 4 oppositions 1978-1988.
[Source: Rock'n'Roll Follow-Up Page @ the Harvard CfA]

Orbit Pictures:






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