110393 Rammstein

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(110393) Rammstein
Discovered by Jean-Claude Merlin
Discovery site Le Creusot
Discovery date 2001 Oct. 11
Orbital characteristics
Aphelion 439.8 million km
Perihelion 371.3 million km
Eccentricity 0.0844351[1]
4.46 years
130.54698 degrees
Inclination 12.2 degrees
217.19 degrees
221.72 degrees
Proper orbital elements
0.2208236 deg / yr
1630.26053 yr
(595452.66 d)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 3 - 6 km dia.

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.[2] The Minor Planet Center officially announced the naming of the minor planet on February 23, 2006.


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