851 Zeissia

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851 Zeissia
Discovery
Discovered by S. Beljavskij
Discovery site Simeis
Discovery date April 2, 1916
Designations
Alternative names 1916 S26; SIGMA 26;
1950 NS1; 1950 PA1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.429 AU
Perihelion 2.027 AU
Semi-major axis 2.228 AU
Eccentricity 0.090
Orbital period 3.326 a
Mean anomaly 356.420°
Inclination 2.391°
Longitude of ascending node 141.261°
Argument of perihelion 7.210°

851 Zeissia is an S-type asteroid[1] belonging to the Flora family in the Main Belt. Its diameter is about 12 km and it has an albedo of 0.2646 [2]. Its rotation period is 9.34 hours[3].

The asteroid is named after the German optician and company founder Carl Zeiss.

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