3001 Michelangelo

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3001 Michelangelo
Orbit of 3001 Michelangelo
Discovery
Discovered by Edward Bowell
Discovery date January 24, 1982
Designations
Named after
Michelangelo
1982 BC1
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch November 4, 2013 (JD 2453705.5)
Aphelion 2.520 AU
Perihelion 2.193 AU
2.357 AU
Eccentricity .0693
3.62 a
19.379 km/s
269.047°
Inclination 18.357 °
297.801°
136.005°
Physical characteristics
8.338 h
12.4

3001 Michelangelo is a small main belt asteroid, which was discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell in 1982. It is named after Michelangelo Buonarroti, the Italian renaissance artist.

Michelangelo's closest approaches to Mars are just over 0.6 AU.

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