(9260) Edwardolson [2.29, 0.23, 5.1]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-34361-5_334

1953 TA1. Discovered 1953 Oct. 8 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana. (*M 32595)

Edward C. Olson (1930– ), emeritus professor at the University of Illinois, has carried out observational programs that have demonstrated how the outer layers of mass-gaining stars are distorted, and how angular momentum from the mass-transfer process can spin stars up close to the stability limit. (M 52322)

(9260) is a binary system with an orbital period of 17.785 hr. The primary rotates with a period of 3.085 hr and the lightcurve shows an amplitude of 0.11 mag. A mean-diameter ratio of 0.27 is estimated. (CBET 270).

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