890 Waltraut

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890 Waltraut
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date March 11, 1918
Designations
MPC designation 890 Waltraut
Eos asteroids
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.186 AU
Perihelion 2.864 AU
3.025 AU
Eccentricity 0.053
5.262 a
142.812°
Inclination 10.857°
160.793°
92.131°

890 Waltraut is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on March 11, 1918. It was named for a character in Richard Wagner's opera, Götterdämmerung or Twilight of the Gods.

This is a member of the dynamic Eos family of asteroids that most likely formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets
  2. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "890 Waltraut", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  3. ^ Veeder, G. J. et al. (March 1995), "Eos, Koronis, and Maria family asteroids: Infrared (JHK) photometry", Icarus 114: 186–196, Bibcode:1995Icar..114..186V, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053, CiteSeerX: 10.1.1.31.2739.