Asteroid 3751 Kiang

3751 Kiang is an main belt asteroid with an estimated diameter of about 15 km. It was discovered on July 10, 1983 by E. Bowell at Flagstaff. The semi-major axis is 3.11 AU, the eccentricity is 0.100 and the inclination is 13.24 degrees.

Every now and then you get lucky and find an asteroid that displays a nice clean lightcurve! Asteroid I observed asteroid on seven nights during July 2011. The resulting lightcurve indicated a period of 8.2421 hours. I wish they were all so straightforward!!!

Lightcurve results for 3751 Kiang. Derived period 8.2421 +/- 0.0018 hours. Amplitude 0.55 +/- 0.05 magnitude.