Asteroid 4497 Taguchi

Asteroid 4497 Taguchi is a main belt asteroid with an estimated diameter of about 10 km. It was discovered on January 4, 1989 by Kin Endate and Kazuro Watanabe at Kitami. The semi-major axis is 2.43 AU, the eccentricity is 0.269 and the inclination is 9.76 degrees.

This asteroid was observed on two nights during December 2003. A period of 5.343 hours was derived from the data, however the data are quite noisy and more work is required on this asteroid to confirm this period.

Lightcurve results for 4497 Taguchi.
Derived period 5.343 +/- 0.005 hours. Amplitude 0.2 +/- 0.1 magnitude.