568 Cheruskia

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568 Cheruskia
Discovery
Discovered by Paul Götz
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date July 26, 1905
Designations
1905 QS
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.361 AU
Perihelion 2.408 AU
2.885 AU
Eccentricity 0.165
4.899 a
81.289°
Inclination 18.367°
250.018°
172.444°
Physical characteristics
13.209[2] h

568 Cheruskia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Paul Götz on July 26, 1905 from Heidelberg.

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado during 2008 gave a light curve with a period of 13.209 ± 0.001 hours and a brightness variation of 0.10 ± 0.01 in magnitude. This is in disagreement with a previous study reported in 2000 that gave a period estimate of 14.654 hours.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "568 Cheruskia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b Warner, Brian D. (January 2009), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2008 May - September", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 36 (1): 7–13, Bibcode:2009MPBu...36....7W. 

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