3122 Florence

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Florence
Discovery
Discovered by Bus, S. J.
Discovery site Siding Spring
Discovery date March 2, 1981
Designations
MPC designation 3122
Named after
Florence Nightingale
1981 ET3
Minor planet category Amor NEO,
PHA[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 2012-Mar-14
Aphelion 2.5161 AU (Q)
Perihelion 1.0209 AU (q)
1.7685 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.42270
2.35 yr
233.34° (M)
Inclination 22.158°
336.13°
27.721°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 2.5 km (EARN)[2]
4.9 km (JPL)[1]
14.2[1]

3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is an Amor asteroid discovered on March 2, 1981 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring. It is classified as a near-Earth asteroid and a potentially hazardous asteroid.

On 2017-Sep-01 it will pass 0.04723 AU (7,066,000 km; 4,390,000 mi) from Earth[3] and will be as bright as apparent magnitude 8.5.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2012-04-29 last obs. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  2. ^ "( 3122) Florence". The Near-Earth Asteroids Data Base at E.A.R.N. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  3. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)". 2012-04-29 last obs. Retrieved 2012-06-17.