1106 Cydonia

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1106 Cydonia[1]
Discovery
Discovered by Reinmuth, K. at Heidelberg (024)
Discovery date February 5, 1929
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007 (JD 2454400.5) TDB
Aphelion 2.9214622 AU
Perihelion 2.2728472 AU
2.5971547 AU)
Eccentricity 0.1248703
1528.7805682 d(4.19 a)
258.07524°
Inclination 13.09833°
328.47956°
228.68899°
Physical characteristics
12.0

1106 Cydonia /sɨˈdniə/ is a main belt asteroid orbiting the Sun. It was discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on February 5, 1929 at Heidelberg, Germany. Its provisional designation was 1929 CW. It was named after a type of tree, the quince, belonging to the apple family.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Retrieved October 9, 2007. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.