1170 Siva

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1170 Siva
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. Dellporte
Discovery date 29 September 1930
Named after
Shiva
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 2454600.5
Aphelion 3.0230445 AU
Perihelion 1.6295665 AU
Eccentricity 0.2995045
1295.9807210 d
Inclination 22.18751
0.96562
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 10.37 km (IRAS)[1]
5 h[1]
0.1751[1]
S[1]
12.43[1]

1170 Siva is a 10km Mars-crossing asteroid of eccentricity 0.2995045, named after Shiva, a Hindu Deity. It has an orbital period of 1296 days (3.55 years). With an absolute magnitude (H) of 12.4,[1] it is one of the largest Mars-crossing asteroids as few Mars-crossing asteroids have an absolute magnitude brighter than 12.5.[2]

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