341 California

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341 California
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery date September 25, 1892
Designations
Named after
California
1892 J; 1979 FY2
Minor planet category Main belt (Flora family)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 392.985 Gm (2.627 AU)
Perihelion 265.017 Gm (1.772 AU)
329.001 Gm (2.199 AU)
Eccentricity 0.194
1191.235 d (3.26 a)
20.08 km/s
187.1°
Inclination 5.669°
29.199°
293.349°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 15 km [1]
Mass ~5×1015 (estimate)
Mean density
~2.7 g/cm³ (estimate) [2]
~0.006 m/s² (estimate)
~0.009 km/s (estimate)
unknown
Albedo 0.495 [1]
Temperature ~162 K
max: 256 K (-17°C)
Spectral type
S [3]
10.55

341 California is an asteroid belonging to the Flora family in the Main Belt, that has an unusually high albedo.

It was discovered by Max Wolf on September 25, 1892 in Heidelberg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Supplemental IRAS Minor Planet Survey
  2. ^ G. A. Krasinsky et al. (2002). "Hidden Mass in the Asteroid Belt". Icarus 158: 98. Bibcode:2002Icar..158...98K. doi:10.1006/icar.2002.6837. 
  3. ^ PDS spectral class data