781 Kartvelia

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781 Kartvelia
Discovery
Discovered by G. N. Neujmin
Discovery site Simeis
Discovery date January 25, 1914
Designations
1914 UF
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.578 AU
Perihelion 2.868 AU
3.223 AU
Eccentricity 0.110
5.787 a
98.646°
Inclination 19.165°
138.322°
157.679°

781 Kartvelia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by Russian astronomer Grigory Neujmin on January 25, 1914. It was named after the nation of Georgia.

This object is the namesake of a family of 49–232 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., "781 Kartvelia", 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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