2906 Caltech

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2906 Caltech
Name Caltech
Designation 1983 AE2
Discoverer Carolyn S. Shoemaker
Discovery date January 13, 1983
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Orbital elements
Epoch October 27, 2007 (JDCT 2454400.5)
Eccentricity (e) 0.1122644
Semimajor axis (a) 3.1662885 AU
Perihelion (q) 2.810827 AU
Aphelion (Q) 3.5217500 AU
Orbital period (P) 5.63 a
Inclination (i) 30.69506°
Longitude of the ascending node (Ω) 84.59642°
Argument of Perihelion (ω) 294.59872°
Mean anomaly (M) 236.10275°

2906 Caltech is a main belt asteroid with a diameter of 57.98 kilometers and with a perihelion of 2.8018555 AU. It has an eccentricity of 0.1122644 and an orbital period of 2057.8994586 days (5.63 years).[1]

Calinger has an average orbital speed of 16.75089193 km/s and an inclination of 30.6904°.

This asteroid was discovered on January 13, 1983 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker.


  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-01-05.