1152 Pawona

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1152 Pawona [1]
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Reinmuth, K.
Discovery date 1930-Jan-08
Orbital characteristics
Epoch Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454400.5 (2007-Oct-27.0) TDB
Aphelion 2.5309326 AU
Perihelion 2.321422 AU
2.4261773 AU
Eccentricity 0.0431771
1380.3277680 days
3.78 years
138.62066 °
Inclination 5.08316 °
332.07438 °
217.38317 °
Physical characteristics
Dimensions diameter 15.69
3.418 h
0.2167  
11.30 mag

1152 Pawona is a main belt asteroid orbiting the Sun. Approximately 16 kilometers in diameter, it makes a revolution around the Sun once every 4 years. It completes one rotation once every 3 hours. It was discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth at Heidelberg, Germany on January 8, 1930.[1] It was independently discovered by L. Volta in Pino Torinese on the January 19 and by Grigory Nikolaevich Neujmin at Simeis on January 28. Its name is a combination of the names of astronomers J. Palisa and M. Wolf, in recognition of their cooperation. The asteroid's provisional name was 1930 AD.[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.