892 Seeligeria

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892 Seeligeria
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date May 31, 1918
Designations
1918 DR
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.549 AU
Perihelion 2.913 AU
3.231 AU
Eccentricity 0.098
5.807 a
123.217°
Inclination 21.316°
176.018°
288.281°
Physical characteristics
15.78[1] h

892 Seeligeria is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on May 31, 1918 in Heidelberg and assigned a preliminary designation of 1918 DR. It was named after German astronomer Hugo Hans von Seeliger.

Photometric observations at the Oakley Observatory in Terre Haute, Indiana during 2007 were used to build a light curve for 892 Seeligeria. The asteroid displayed a rotation period of 15.78 ± 0.04 hours and a brightness variation of 0.35 ± 0.07 in magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shipley, Heath et al. (September 2008), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: September 2007", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 35 (3): 99–101, retrieved 2013-03-23. 

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