8776 Campestris

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8776 Campestris
Name
Name Campestris
Designation 2287 T-3
Discovery
Discoverers Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels
Discovery date October 16, 1977
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Orbital elements
Epoch October 27, 2007 (JDCT 2454400.5)
Eccentricity (e) 0.208848
Semimajor axis (a) 2.6868969 AU
Perihelion (q) 2.1257439 AU
Aphelion (Q) 3.2480499 AU
Orbital period (P) 4.40 a
Inclination (i) 3.44615°
Longitude of the ascending node (Ω) 300.39426°
Argument of Perihelion (ω) 337.82181°
Mean anomaly (M) 10.61375°

8776 Campestris is a main belt asteroid with a perihelion of 2.12574339 AU. It has an eccentricity of 0.208848 and an orbital period of 1608.6994893 days (4.40 years).[1]

Cahill has an average orbital speed of 18.17325668 km/s and an inclination of 3.44521°.

The asteroid was discovered on October 16, 1977 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels.

This article is named for the bird, anthus campestris.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-01-20.