58345 Moomintroll

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58345 Moomintroll
Orbit of Moomintroll.gif
Discovery
Discovered by D. J. Asher
Discovery date February 7, 1999
Orbital characteristics[1][2]
Aphelion 300.9760 Gm (2.0119 AU)
Perihelion 276.3013 Gm (1.84696 AU)
288.6341 Gm (1.9294 AU)
Eccentricity 0.0427
2.68 years
261.3°
Inclination 17.571°
280.3°
352.4°
Physical characteristics
16.1[1]

58345 Moomintroll (1995 CZ1) is a minor planet discovered on 1995 February 7 by David J. Asher at Siding Spring Observatory. It is in the Hungaria region of the main asteroid belt.[3]

Name[edit]

58345 Moomintroll is named after a fictional character in the 1946 novel Comet in Moomiland.[1][2] In the story, Moomintroll and his friends discover that a comet is on a collision course with Earth. The story details their adventures to avoid the oncoming catastrophe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "58345 Moomintroll orbit diagram". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2058345. 
  2. ^ a b "Minor Planet Circulars 74769-75106". Minor Planet Center. 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ Novakovic, Knezevic and Milani (October 2009). "Synthetic proper elements, Hungaria asteroids".