832 Karin

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832 Karin
832Karin (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 832 Karin based on its light curve.
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date September 20, 1916
Alternative names 1916 AB
Minor planet category main belt, karin family
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.096 AU
Perihelion 2.630 AU
Semi-major axis 2.863 AU
Eccentricity 0.081
Orbital period 4.845 a
Mean anomaly 111.230°
Inclination 1.003°
Longitude of ascending node 254.610°
Argument of perihelion 118.050°

832 Karin is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It is named after Queen Karin Månsdotter[1] It is the largest member of the Karin Cluster, which is named after it. Found in 2002, the Karin cluster is notable for being very young. It is currently believed to have formed in a collision only 5.8 million years ago .[2]

832 Karin is an S-Type asteroid, approximately 19 km in diameter.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.astro.uu.se/~classe/svenska_ast-K081215.html
  2. ^ D Nesvorný, WF Bottke Jr, L Dones, HF Levison: The recent breakup of an asteroid in the main-belt region, Nature, 2002
  3. ^ David Nesvorný, Brian L. Enke, William F. Bottke, Daniel D. Durda, Erik Ashaug & Derek C. Richardson (2006). "Karin cluster formation by asteroid impact". Icarus 183 (2): 296–311. Bibcode:2006Icar..183..296N. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.03.008. 

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