1863 Antinous

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1863 Antinous
Discovery
Discovered by C. A. Wirtanen
Discovery date March 7, 1948
Designations
Named after
Antinous
1948 EA
Minor planet category Apollo, Mars crosser
Orbital characteristics
Epoch January 1, 2006 (JD 2453736.5 )
Aphelion 543.06 Gm (3.63 AU)
Perihelion 132.90 Gm (0.89 AU)
337.98 Gm (2.26 AU)
Eccentricity .61
1240.35 d (3.40 a)
17.84 km/s
341.71°
Inclination 18.40°
346.60°
267.97°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 2 km
7.46 h
Albedo .24
Spectral type
Sq
15.54

1863 Antinous is an Apollo and Mars crosser asteroid, discovered in 1948 by Carl A. Wirtanen. It was named after Antinous of Greek mythology.

In the 20th century Antinous passed within 30 Gm of the Earth five times; it will do so only once in the 21st. The nearest distance increases each time, from 26 to 29 Gm.

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See also: List of asteroids