742 Edisona

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742 Edisona
Discovered by Franz Kaiser
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date February 23, 1913
1913 QU
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.370 AU
Perihelion 2.653 AU
3.012 AU
Eccentricity 0.119
5.226 a
Inclination 11.215°

742 Edisona is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Franz Kaiser on February 23, 1913. It was named for inventor Thomas Edison.[citation needed]

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


  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "742 Edisona", 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: 

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