741 Botolphia

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741 Botolphia
Discovery
Discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf
Discovery date February 10, 1913
Designations
Named after
Saint Botolph
1913 QT; A909 HA; 1973 GN
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch June 14, 2006 (JD 2453900.5)
Aphelion 434.415 Gm (2.904 AU)
Perihelion 379.562 Gm (2.537 AU)
406.989 Gm (2.721 AU)
Eccentricity 0.067
1639.018 d (4.49 a)
18.04 km/s
278.037°
Inclination 8.425°
100.901°
60.243°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 29.6 km
Mass 2.7×1016 kg
Mean density
2.0 g/cm³
0.0083 m/s²
0.0156 km/s
? d
Albedo 0.10?
Temperature ~169 K
Spectral type
?
10.4

741 Botolphia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun, discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf on February 10, 1913 from Winchester. It is named after Saint Botolph, the semi-legendary founder of a 7th-century monastery that would become the town of Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

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