840 Zenobia

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840 Zenobia
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date September 25, 1916
Designations
1916 AK
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.426 AU
Perihelion 2.849 AU
3.137 AU
Eccentricity 0.092
5.558 a
82.796°
Inclination 9.956°
273.238°
10.134°

840 Zenobia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf at Heidelberg on September 25, 1916. The origin of the name is uncertain, but it may be named after the Slavic god of the hunt.[1]

Photometric observations of the asteroid during 2006 at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, were used to generate a light curve with a period of 5.565 ± 0.005 hours and a variation in brightness of 0.20 ± 0.02 magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names 1, Springer, p. 77, ISBN 3540002383. 
  2. ^ Warner, Brian D. (September 2006), "Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - late 2005 and early 2006", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 33: 58–62, Bibcode:2006MPBu...33...58W. 

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