9956 Castellaz

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9956 Castellaz
AnimatedOrbitOf9956Castellaz.gif
Orbit of 9956 Catellaz (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by L. D. Schmadel & F. Borngen
Discovery date October 5, 1991
Designations
MPC designation 9956 Castellaz
1991 TX4, 1994 RG12
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 2.5332824 AU
Perihelion 1.8933406 AU
2.2133115 AU
Eccentricity 0.1445666
1202.7136427 d
242.97614°
Inclination 5.83703°
358.03360°
116.16252°
Physical characteristics
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
14.3

9956 Castellaz is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 3.29 years.[1]

Discovered on October 5, 1991 by L. D. Schmadel and F. Borngen it was given the provisional designation "1991 TX4". It was later renamed "Castellaz" after German physicist Peter Castellaz.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "9956 Castellaz (1991 TX4)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. 
  2. ^ MPC 42670 Minor Planet Center