604 Tekmessa

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604 Tekmessa
Discovery
Discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf
Discovery site Taunton, Massachusetts
Discovery date February 16, 1906
Designations
1906 TK
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.780 AU
Perihelion 2.506 AU
3.143 AU
Eccentricity 0.203
5.572 a
3.653°
Inclination 4.425°
12.272°
29.757°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 64.42 ± 3.01[2] km
Mass (1.45 ± 0.28) × 1018[2] kg
Mean density
10.35 ± 2.4[2] g/cm3
9.29[3]

604 Tekmessa is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by American astronomer Joel Hastings Metcalf on February 16, 1906.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "604 Tekmessa", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science 73: 98–118, arXiv:1203.4336, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.
  3. ^ 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. 

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