521 Brixia

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521 Brixia
Discovery
Discovered by Raymond Smith Dugan
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date January 10, 1904
Designations
1904 NB
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.514 AU
Perihelion 1.978 AU
2.746 AU
Eccentricity 0.280
4.551 a
159.949°
Inclination 10.566°
89.804°
315.741°

521 Brixia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by American astronomer Raymond Smith Dugan on January 10, 1904. The name derives from Brixia, the ancient name of the Italian city of Brescia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., 521 Brixia, JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th ed.). Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer-Verlag. p. 56. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.