110393 Rammstein

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(110393) Rammstein
Discovery
Discovered by Jean-Claude Merlin
Discovery site Le Creusot
Discovery date 11 October 2001
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 5264 days (14.41 yr)
Aphelion 2.93908 AU (439.680 Gm)
Perihelion 2.48163 AU (371.247 Gm)
2.710356 AU (405.4635 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.0843888[1]
4.46 yr (1629.8 d)
34.9802°
0.220884°/day
Inclination 12.1508°
217.169°
222.315°
Earth MOID 1.50825 AU (225.631 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.37512 AU (355.313 Gm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 3 - 6 km dia.
15.0

110393 Rammstein is an asteroid (officially a minor planet) named after the German NDH-Metal band Rammstein. It was discovered by Jean-Claude Merlin.

(110393) Rammstein is in a 4.46-year elliptical orbit around the sun ranging in distance from 370.0 million km at perihelion to 440.7 million km at aphelion. The last perihelion passage occurred on 2011 Feb. 16.8 UT. The orbit is inclined by 12.1 degrees to the ecliptic plane. A telescope is required to see this minor planet as its maximum brightness is 1/48193 of the brightness of the faintest objects that can be seen with the naked eye.[3] The Minor Planet Center officially announced the naming of the minor planet on February 23, 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "110393 Rammstein". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 110393. 
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 110393 Rammstein (2001 TC8)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "(110393) Rammstein". MPC. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 

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