937 Bethgea

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937 Bethgea
Discovery
Discovered by K. Reinmuth
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date September 12, 1920
Designations
1920 HO; A916 GA; 1946 GC; 1959 EQ
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.718 AU
Perihelion 1.744 AU
2.231 AU
Eccentricity 0.218
3.332 a
193.633°
Inclination 3.694°
243.831°
72.079°
Physical characteristics
8.356[2] h

937 Bethgea is an S or R-type asteroid[2] belonging to the Flora family in the Main Belt. It was discovered by German astronomer Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on September 12, 1920 from Heidelberg.

Photometric observations of this asteroid made at the Torino Observatory in Italy during 1990–1991 were used to determine a synodic rotation period of 8.356 ± 0.006 hours.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "937 Bethgea", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b di Martino, M. et al. (February 1994), "Lightcurves and rotational periods of nine main belt asteroids", Icarus 107 (2): 269–275, Bibcode:1994Icar..107..269D, doi:10.1006/icar.1994.1022. 
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