1252 Celestia

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Celestia
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Fred Lawrence Whipple
Discovery site Harvard
Discovery date February 19, 1933
Designations
MPC designation 1252
1933 DG
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.2453518
Perihelion 2.1453580
Eccentricity 0.2040536
1616.3015142
326.75210
Inclination 33.89288
141.06647
62.96247
Physical characteristics
0.2573
10.89

1252 Celestia (1933 DG) is a Main-belt asteroid discovered on February 19, 1933 by Fred Lawrence Whipple at Harvard.[1] It was later named after Celestia, the mother of the discoverer, Celestia MacFarland Whipple.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. p. 102. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 2014-08-22.