863 Benkoela

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863 Benkoela
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date February 9, 1917
Designations
1917 BH
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.317 AU
Perihelion 3.083 AU
3.200 AU
Eccentricity 0.036
5.724 a
86.710°
Inclination 25.396°
117.077°
93.681°

863 Benkoela is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on February 9, 1917 from Heidelberg.

10µ radiometric data collected from Kitt Peak in 1975 gave a diameter estimate of 34 km.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "863 Benkoela", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ Morrison, D.; Chapman, C. R. (March 1976), "Radiometric diameters for an additional 22 asteroids", Astrophysical Journal 204: 934–939, Bibcode:2008mgm..conf.2594S, doi:10.1142/9789812834300_0469. 

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