798 Ruth

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798 Ruth
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date November 21, 1914
1914 VT
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.143 AU
Perihelion 2.888 AU
3.015 AU
Eccentricity 0.042
5.236 a
Inclination 9.228°

798 Ruth is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on November 21, 1914.

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., "798 Ruth", 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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