525 Adelaide

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525 Adelaide
Discovery
Discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf
Discovery site Taunton, Massachusetts
Discovery date October 21, 1908
Designations
1908 EKa; 1930 FX;
1937 JG; 1955 SE1;
1955 UF
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.475 AU
Perihelion 2.015 AU
2.245 AU
Eccentricity 0.102
3.364 a
220.326°
Inclination 5.996°
203.577°
263.672°

525 Adelaide is an S-type asteroid[1] belonging to the Flora family in the Main Belt.

The object A904 EB discovered March 14, 1904 by Max Wolf was named 525 Adelaide and was subsequently lost. Later, the object 1930 TA discovered October 3, 1930 by Sylvain Arend was named 1171 Rusthawelia. In those pre-computer days, it was not realized until 1958 that these were one and the same object. The name Rusthawelia was kept (and discovery credited to Arend); the name 525 Adelaide was reused for the object 1908 EKa discovered October 21, 1908 by Joel Hastings Metcalf.