945 Barcelona

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945 Barcelona
Discovered by J. Comas Solá
Discovery site Barcelona
Discovery date 3 February 1921
1921 JB
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 18 August 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.065 AU
Perihelion 2.210 AU
2.638 AU
Eccentricity 0.162
4.284 a
Inclination 32.849°

945 Barcelona is a minor planet orbiting the Sun in the Asteroid belt. It was discovered 3 February 1921 from Barcelona by the Catalan astronomer Josep Comas Solá (1868–1937) and named for the city of Barcelona (Catalonia), the birthplace of the discoverer. It has an estimated diameter of 25.5 km.

This object is the namesake of a family of 91–600 asteroids that share similar spectral properties and orbital elements; hence they may have arisen from the same collisional event. All members have a relatively high orbital inclination.[2]


  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "945 Barcelona", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ Novaković, Bojan et al. (November 2011), "Families among high-inclination asteroids", Icarus 216 (1): 69–81, arXiv:1108.3740, Bibcode:2011Icar..216...69N, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.08.016. 

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