2212 Hephaistos

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Hephaistos
Discovery and designation
Discovered by L. I. Chernykh
Discovery site Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
Discovery date September 27, 1978
Designations
MPC designation 2212
Named after Hephaestus
Alternative names 1978 SB
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 2011-Aug-27.0 (JD 2455800.5)
Aphelion 3.97515498 AU
Perihelion 0.35791539 AU
Semi-major axis 2.166535188 AU
Eccentricity 0.83479825
Orbital period 3.18901692 yr (1164.788429 d)
Mean anomaly 125.4296586611561
Inclination 11.741262
Longitude of ascending node 28.26625
Argument of perihelion 208.5357629599334
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 6.64 km[2]
Spectral type SG[1]
Absolute magnitude (H) 13.87[1]

2212 Hephaistos (1978 SB) is an Apollo asteroid and a NEO discovered on September 27, 1978 by L. I. Chernykh at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. It is named after the Greek god Hephaestus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 2212 Hephaistos Retrieved 2011-09-01
  2. ^ "NEODyS 2012 Hephaistos". Near Earth Objects - Dynamic Site. Retrieved 2014-03-18.