359 Georgia

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359 Georgia
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date March 10, 1893
Designations
Named after
King George II
1893 M
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Aphelion 3.149 AU
Perihelion 2.3098 AU
2.7297 AU
Eccentricity 0.154
1647.266 d (4.51 a)
290.897°
Inclination 6.766°
6.298°
338.023°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 43.89 ± 4.2 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
5.537 h
Albedo 0.2621 ± 0.059
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
X
8.86

359 Georgia is a typical Main belt asteroid. It is classified as an X-type asteroid.

It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on March 10, 1893 in Nice. It was named by the daughter of Felix Klein at a meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft in 1902 held at the Georg August University of Göttingen, where Klein was a professor. It was named after the University's founder King George II of Great Britain, Elector of Hanover.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel (2003) Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Volume 1, International Astronomical Union, Springer, ISBN 3-540-00238-3, p. 45

External links[edit]

"359 Georgia (1893 M)" JPL Small-Body Database, retrieved 28 August 2011