1865 Cerberus

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1865 Cerberus
1865Cerberus (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 1865 Cerberus based on its light curve.
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Luboš Kohoutek
Discovery site Hamburg-Bergedorf Observatory
Discovery date October 26, 1971
Designations
MPC designation 1865
Named after
Cerberus
1971 UA
Minor planet category Apollo asteroid
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 1.5843 AU
Perihelion 0.5757 AU
1.08004 AU
Eccentricity 0.466926
409.978 d(1.12 y)
275.156°
Inclination 16.091°
212.985°
325.185°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 1.2 km[3]
6.8 h[3]
Albedo 0.22
Spectral type
S
16.84[3]

1865 Cerberus is an Apollo and a Mars crosser asteroid, discovered in 1971 by Luboš Kohoutek [1] and named in 1974[4]

Cerberus passes within 30 Gm (Gigameters) of the Earth 7 times from the year 1900 to the year 2100, each time at a distance of 24.4 Gm to 25.7 Gm. It is named after the guard dog of the Underworld. It also makes close approaches to Mars and Venus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved December 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ "(1865) Cerberus". AstDyS. University of Pisa. Retrieved December 22, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1865 Cerberus (1971 UA)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 
  4. ^ MPC 3758 ; see Michel-Alain Combes, Les NEO (Near-Earth Objects), especially this Excel spreadsheet