686 Gersuind

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686 Gersuind
Discovery
Discovered by August Kopff
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date August 15, 1909
Designations
1909 HF
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.285 AU
Perihelion 1.892 AU
2.588 AU
Eccentricity 0.269
4.165 a
9.898°
Inclination 15.680°
243.430°
88.381°

686 Gersuind is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer August Kopff on August 15, 1909 from Heidelberg.

This object is the namesake of a family of 40–207 asteroids that share similar spectral properties and orbital elements; hence they may have arisen from the same collisional event. All members have a relatively high orbital inclination.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "686 Gersuind", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ Novaković, Bojan et al. (November 2011), "Families among high-inclination asteroids", Icarus 216 (1): 69-81, arXiv:1108.3740, Bibcode:2011Icar..216...69N, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.08.016. 

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