1162 Larissa

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1162 Larissa [1]
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Reinmuth, K.
Discovery date 1930-Jan-05
Orbital characteristics
Epoch Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454400.5 (2007-Oct-27.0) TDB
Aphelion 4.3733514 AU
Perihelion 3.4905336 AU
3.9319425 AU
Eccentricity 0.1122623
2847.7977861 days
7.80 years
216.87777 °
Inclination 1.88756 °
39.82767 °
211.85610 °
Physical characteristics
Dimensions diameter 44.6 km
0.1485  
9.44 mag

1162 Larissa is an outer main belt asteroid orbiting the Sun. Approximately 45 kilometers in diameter, it makes a revolution around the Sun once every 8 years. It was discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth at Heidelberg, Germany on January 5, 1930. Its provisional designation was 1930 AC.[1] Later it was named for the city in eastern Thessaly.[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.