7517 Alisondoane

7517 Alisondoane
Discovery [1]
Discovered byT. Kojima
Discovery siteChiyoda
Discovery date3 January 1989
MPC designation(7517) Alisondoane
Named after
Alison Doane
(curator at Harvard Obs.)[2]
1989 AD · 1938 UV
1961 VJ · 1980 TF7
1982 FU3
main-belt · (inner)[3]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc55.49 yr (20,268 days)
Aphelion3.0881 AU
Perihelion1.8040 AU
2.4461 AU
3.83 yr (1,397 days)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions5.16 km (calculated)[3]
8.52±2.25 km[4]
9.146±0.207 km[5][6]
9.3±0.9 km[7]
9.31±0.56 km[8]
9.99±1.92 km[9]
9.701±0.001 h[a]
0.18 (assumed)[3][b]
C[10] · X[3][b]
13.1[5][8] · 13.43±0.33[10] · 13.70[4][7] · 13.8[1][3] · 14.19[9]

7517 Alisondoane, provisional designation 1989 AD, is a carbonaceous asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 9 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 3 January 1989, by Japanese amateur astronomer Takuo Kojima at the YGCO Chiyoda Station in the northern Kantō region of Japan.[11]

Orbit and classification[]

Alisondoane orbits the Sun in the inner main-belt at a distance of 1.8–3.1 AU once every 3 years and 10 months (1,397 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.26 and an inclination of 6° with respect to the ecliptic.[1]

Physical characteristics[]

Alisondoane has been characterized as a carbonaceous C-type asteroid by PanSTARRS photometric survey.[10]


A photometric lightcurve analysis by Czech astronomer Petr Pravec in 2007 rendered a rotation period of 9.701±0.001 hours with a high brightness amplitude of 1.13 in magnitude (U=3).[a]

Diameter and albedo[]

According to the surveys carried out by the Japanese Akari satellite and NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer with its subsequent NEOWISE mission, Alisondoane measures between 8.52 and 9.99 kilometers in diameter and its surface has an albedo between 0.04 and 0.122.[4][5][6][7][8][9] The Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link (CALL) calculates a smaller diameter of 5.16 kilometers based on an assumed albedo of 0.18 for a X-type asteroid.[3][b]


This minor planet was named in honor of Alison Doane (born 1958) a curator of astronomical photographs at the Harvard College Observatory. She was also principal oboe with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra from 1982 to 2001.[11] The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 25 December 2015 (M.P.C. 97567).[12]


  1. ^ a b Pravec (2007): rotation period 9.701±0.001 hours with a brightness amplitude of 1.13 mag. CALL assigns a "Quality Code" of 3, which denotes a secure result within the precision given and no ambiguity. Summary figures for (7517) Alisondoane at Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link (CALL)
  2. ^ a b c Summary Notes by the LCDB: "The Masi et al. paper gave this as a C-type on the basis of a neutral spectrum. However, given its location in the inner main belt, we adopted class X and a Pv = 0.18"


  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 7517 Alisondoane (1989 AD)" (2017-05-05 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(9448) Donaldavies". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (9448) Donaldavies. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 692. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_7518. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "LCDB Data for (7517) Alisondoane". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d Nugent, C. R.; Mainzer, A.; Masiero, J.; Bauer, J.; Cutri, R. M.; Grav, T.; et al. (December 2015). "NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year One: Preliminary Asteroid Diameters and Albedos". The Astrophysical Journal. 814 (2): 13. arXiv:1509.02522. Bibcode:2015ApJ...814..117N. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/814/2/117. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d Mainzer, A.; Grav, T.; Masiero, J.; Hand, E.; Bauer, J.; Tholen, D.; et al. (November 2011). "NEOWISE Studies of Spectrophotometrically Classified Asteroids: Preliminary Results". The Astrophysical Journal. 741 (2): 25. arXiv:1109.6407. Bibcode:2011ApJ...741...90M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/2/90.
  6. ^ a b c Masiero, Joseph R.; Mainzer, A. K.; Grav, T.; Bauer, J. M.; Cutri, R. M.; Dailey, J.; et al. (November 2011). "Main Belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE. I. Preliminary Albedos and Diameters". The Astrophysical Journal. 741 (2): 20. arXiv:1109.4096. Bibcode:2011ApJ...741...68M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/2/68. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d Alí-Lagoa, V.; Licandro, J.; Gil-Hutton, R.; Cañ; ada-Assandri, M.; Delbo', M.; et al. (June 2016). "Differences between the Pallas collisional family and similarly sized B-type asteroids". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 591: 11. Bibcode:2016A&A...591A..14A. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201527660. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  8. ^ a b c d Usui, Fumihiko; Kuroda, Daisuke; Müller, Thomas G.; Hasegawa, Sunao; Ishiguro, Masateru; Ootsubo, Takafumi; et al. (October 2011). "Asteroid Catalog Using Akari: AKARI/IRC Mid-Infrared Asteroid Survey". Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan. 63 (5): 1117–1138. Bibcode:2011PASJ...63.1117U. doi:10.1093/pasj/63.5.1117. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  9. ^ a b c d Nugent, C. R.; Mainzer, A.; Bauer, J.; Cutri, R. M.; Kramer, E. A.; Grav, T.; et al. (September 2016). "NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year Two: Asteroid Diameters and Albedos". The Astronomical Journal. 152 (3): 12. arXiv:1606.08923. Bibcode:2016AJ....152...63N. doi:10.3847/0004-6256/152/3/63. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  10. ^ a b c Veres, Peter; Jedicke, Robert; Fitzsimmons, Alan; Denneau, Larry; Granvik, Mikael; Bolin, Bryce; et al. (November 2015). "Absolute magnitudes and slope parameters for 250,000 asteroids observed by Pan-STARRS PS1 - Preliminary results". Icarus. 261: 34–47. arXiv:1506.00762. Bibcode:2015Icar..261...34V. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.08.007. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  11. ^ a b "7517 Alisondoane (1989 AD)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  12. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 11 March 2017.

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