11573 Helmholtz

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Helmholtz
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Freimut Börngen and Lutz D. Schmadel
Discovery site Tautenburg
Discovery date September 20, 1993
Designations
MPC designation 11573
Named after
Hermann von Helmholtz
1993 SK3
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 4.1231
Perihelion 2.3719
3.24755
Eccentricity 0.269618
2137.62
170.201
Inclination 2.261
310.89
128.082
Physical characteristics
12.9

11573 Helmholtz (1993 SK3) is an outer main-belt asteroid discovered on September 20, 1993 by Freimut Börngen and Lutz D. Schmadel at Tautenburg.[1] It is one of very few asteroids located in the 2 : 1 mean motion resonance with Jupiter.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (10001)-(15000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 11 January 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "(11573) Helmholtz". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Roig; Nesvorny, D.; Ferraz-Mello, S. et al. (2002). "Asteroids in the 2 : 1 resonance with Jupiter: dynamics and size distribution". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 335 (2): 417–431. Bibcode:2002MNRAS.335..417R. doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05635.x. 

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