1322 Coppernicus

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1322 Coppernicus
Discovery
Discovered by K. Reinmuth
Discovery date 15 June 1934
Designations
Named after Nicolaus Copernicus
Alternative names 1934 LA
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Eccentricity 0.2345
Orbital period 3.772 a
Average orbital speed 18.07 km/s
Mean anomaly 206.388°
Inclination 23.348°
Longitude of ascending node 298.466°
Argument of perihelion 99.333°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 12.2 km
Mass 7.7×1014? kg
Mean density 1.1 g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity 0.0017? m/s²
Escape velocity 0.0043? km/s
Rotation period 3.967 h
Albedo 0.160
Temperature ~171 K
Spectral type S
Absolute magnitude (H) 12.399

(1322) Coppernicus is an asteroid orbiting the Sun. It was discovered on 15 June 1934 by the German astronomer Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth in Heidelberg.

The name refers to astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, with the spelling according to the one preferred by the biographer Leopold Prowe.

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