660 Crescentia

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660 Crescentia
Discovery
Discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf
Discovery site Taunton, Massachusetts
Discovery date January 8, 1908
Designations
1908 CC
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.805 AU
Perihelion 2.263 AU
2.534 AU
Eccentricity 0.107
4.034 a
288.989°
Inclination 15.219°
157.182°
104.988°

660 Crescentia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by American astronomer Joel Hastings Metcalf on January 8, 1908.

This is a member of the dynamic Maria family of asteroids that most likely formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "660 Crescentia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ Veeder, G. J. et al. (March 1995), "Eos, Koronis, and Maria family asteroids: Infrared (JHK) photometry", Icarus 114: 186–196, Bibcode:1995Icar..114..186V, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053, CiteSeerX: 10.1.1.31.2739. 

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