412 Elisabetha

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412 Elisabetha
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery date January 7, 1896
Designations
Alternative names 1896 CK
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 430.155 Gm (2.875 AU)
Perihelion 396.706 Gm (2.652 AU)
Semi-major axis 413.43 Gm (2.764 AU)
Eccentricity 0.04
Orbital period 1678.052 d (4.59 a)
Average orbital speed 17.92 km/s
Mean anomaly 176.547°
Inclination 13.775°
Longitude of ascending node 106.58°
Argument of perihelion 94.883°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 91.0 km
Absolute magnitude (H) 8.97[2]

412 Elisabetha is a large main belt asteroid that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on January 7, 1896 in Heidelberg. It may have been named after his mother, Elise Wolf (née Helwerth).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "412 Elisabetha", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ Warner, Brian D. (December 2007), "Initial Results of a Dedicated H-G Project", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 34: 113–119, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34..113W. 
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Springer, p. 47, ISBN 3642297188.