1468 Zomba

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Zomba
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. Jackson
Discovery site Johannesburg (UO)
Discovery date July 23, 1938
Designations
MPC designation 1468
Named after
Zomba
1938 PA
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.7905093
Perihelion 1.6014863
Eccentricity 0.2707250
1188.6289024
145.78565
Inclination 9.94721
309.00120
22.84649
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~13 km[1]
2.77 h[2]
12.7[2]

1468 Zomba (1938 PA) is a large Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on July 23, 1938 by C. Jackson at Johannesburg (UO). With an absolute magnitude (H) of 12.7,[2] the asteroid is roughly 13 km in diameter.[1] It is one of the largest Mars-crossing asteroids as few Mars-crossing asteroids have an absolute magnitude brighter than 13.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2015-05-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1468 Zomba". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2015-05-10.