1322 Coppernicus

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1322 Coppernicus
Discovery
Discovered by K. Reinmuth
Discovery date 15 June 1934
Designations
Named after
Nicolaus Copernicus
1934 LA
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Eccentricity 0.2345
3.772 a
18.07 km/s
206.388°
Inclination 23.348°
298.466°
99.333°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 12.2 km
Mass 7.7×1014? kg
Mean density
1.1 g/cm³
0.0017? m/s²
0.0043? km/s
3.967 h
Albedo 0.160
Temperature ~171 K
Spectral type
S
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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