1727 Mette

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Mette
Discovery and designation
Discovered by A. D. Andrews
Discovery site Bloemfontein
Discovery date January 25, 1965
Designations
MPC designation 1727
1965 BA
Minor planet category Mars crosser[1]
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.0433576
Perihelion 1.6646456
Eccentricity 0.1021337
922.0693141
75.53177
Inclination 22.89559
133.07651
312.89736
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 8 – 19 km[2]
2.98 h[1]
12.5[1]

1727 Mette (1965 BA) is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on January 25, 1965 by A. D. Andrews at Bloemfontein. With an absolute magnitude of 12.5,[1] the asteroid is about 8–19 km in diameter.[2] The asteroid will pass 0.077 AU (11,500,000 km; 7,200,000 mi) from Mars on 2023-Apr-15 and 2119-Mar-21.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1727 Mette (1965 BA)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 
  2. ^ a b "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2014-06-25.