2798 Vergilius

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Vergilius
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date September 24, 1960
Designations
MPC designation 2798
Named after
Virgil
2009 P-L
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.5605049
Perihelion 2.2755437
Eccentricity 0.0589244
1373.3758876
219.84725
Inclination 5.32564
219.68831
173.30994
Physical characteristics
13.1

2798 Vergilius (2009 P–L) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 24, 1960 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory. It has a 2:1 orbital resonance with the planet Mars.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gallardo, Tabaré et al. (August 2011), Origin and sustainability of the population of asteroids captured in the exterior resonance 1:2 with Mars, Icarus 214 (2): 632–644, arXiv:1105.5108, Bibcode:2011Icar..214..632G, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.05.029. 

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