860 Ursina

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860 Ursina
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date January 22, 1917
Designations
1917 BD
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.100 AU
Perihelion 2.490 AU
2.795 AU
Eccentricity 0.109
4.672 a
126.146°
Inclination 13.315°
309.552°
20.075°

860 Ursina is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered in 1917 by German astronomer Max Wolf. The origin of the name is unknown.[1]

Photometric observations of this asteroid collected during 1999 show a rotation period of 9.386 ± 0.002 hours with a brightness variation of 0.22 magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (6th ed.), Springer, p. 77, ISBN 3642297188. 
  2. ^ Warner, B. (March 2000), Asteroid Photometry at the Palmer Divide Observatory, The Minor Planet Bulletin 27: 4–6, Bibcode:2000MPBu...27....4W. 

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