164589 La Sagra

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164589 La Sagra
Discovery[1]
Discovery site Observatorio Astronómico de La Sagra
Discovery date August 11, 2007
Designations
MPC designation 164589
2007 PC11
Minor planet category Main belt [2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 2.9792 AU
Perihelion 1.9096 AU
2.44439 AU
Eccentricity 0.218785
1395.9 days (3.82 years)
140.279°
Inclination 1.338°
128.333°
175.274°

164589 La Sagra is a small asteroid of the asteroid belt whose name was accepted by the International Astronomical Union at the suggestion of a group of researchers from the Observatorio Astronómico de Mallorca.

It was discovered on August 11, 2007 from the Observatorio Astronómico de La Sagra (Granada),[1] being the first asteroid found from this center to become numbered. Takes its name from the mountain La Sagra, on whose north hillside the observatory is located.

Placed between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, at an average distance of 2.44 astronomical units from the Sun, it has an orbital period of 1395.9 days (3.82 years).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (160001)-(165000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 30, 2008. 
  2. ^ "164589 La Sagra (2007 PC11)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved December 30, 2008. 
  3. ^ "(164589) LaSagra". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved December 30, 2008. 

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