1131 Porzia

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1131 Porzia [1]
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Reinmuth, K.
Discovery date 1929-Sep-10
Orbital characteristics
Epoch Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454400.5 (2007-Oct-27.0) TDB
Aphelion 2.8654468 AU
Perihelion 1.5908858 AU
2.2281663 AU
Eccentricity 0.2860112
1214.8420903 days
3.33 years
178.56432 °
Inclination 3.22974 °
100.74365 °
248.05890 °
Physical characteristics
4.0 h
13.0 mag

1131 Porzia is a Mars-crossing asteroid orbiting the Sun. It makes a revolution around the Sun once every 3 years. It completes one rotation once every 4 hours. It was discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on September 10, 1929.[1] It was named for a character in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. Its provisional designation was 1929 RO.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Retrieved October 17, 2007. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.