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
Semi-major axis 3.9319425 AU
Eccentricity 0.1122623
Orbital period 2847.7977861 days
7.80 years
Mean anomaly 216.87777 °
Inclination 1.88756 °
Longitude of ascending node 39.82767 °
Argument of perihelion 211.85610 °
Physical characteristics
Dimensions diameter 44.6 km
Geometric albedo 0.1485  
Absolute magnitude (H) 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.