956 Elisa

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956 Elisa
Discovery
Discovered by K. Reinmuth
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date August 8, 1921
Designations
1921 JW; 1959 NB
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.767 AU
Perihelion 1.830 AU
2.298 AU
Eccentricity 0.204
3.485 a
48.625°
Inclination 5.964°
192.828°
125.228°

956 Elisa is a V-type asteroid in the Main Belt, orbiting not far from the Vesta family, but not within it. It is, however, probably a fragment of 4 Vesta ejected during an impact.[1][2] Its rotation period is 3.888 hours[1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Florczak, D. Lazarro, & R. Duffard (2002). "Discovering New V-Type Asteroids in the Vicinity of 4 Vesta". Icarus 159 (1): 178. Bibcode:2002Icar..159..178F. doi:10.1006/icar.2002.6913. 
  2. ^ V. Carruba et al. (2005). "On the V-type asteroids outside the Vesta family". Astronomy & Astrophysics 441 (2): 819. arXiv:astro-ph/0506656. Bibcode:2005A&A...441..819C. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20053355. 

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