782 Montefiore

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782 Montefiore
Discovered by J. Palisa
Discovery site Vienna
Discovery date March 18, 1914
Alternative names 1914 UK
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.264 AU
Perihelion 2.095 AU
Semi-major axis 2.180 AU
Eccentricity 0.039
Orbital period 3.218 a
Mean anomaly 166.439°
Inclination 5.262°
Longitude of ascending node 80.540°
Argument of perihelion 81.376°

782 Montefiore is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on March 18, 1914 and named for Clarice Sebag-Montefiore, wife of Alfons von Rothschild of Vienna.

10µ radiometric data collected from Kitt Peak in 1975 gave a diameter estimate of 15 km.[2]


  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "782 Montefiore", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ Morrison, D.; Chapman, C. R. (March 1976), "Radiometric diameters for an additional 22 asteroids", Astrophysical Journal 204: 934–939, Bibcode:2008mgm..conf.2594S, doi:10.1142/9789812834300_0469. 

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