1198 Atlantis

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1198 Atlantis
Discovery [1]
Discovered by K. Reinmuth
Discovery site Heidelberg Obs.
Discovery date 7 September 1931
Designations
MPC designation (1198) Atlantis
Named after
Atlantis[2]
1931 RA · 1958 RQ
1975 TQ4 · 1975 VX6
Mars-crosser
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 83.92 yr (30650 days)
Aphelion 3.0070 AU (449.84 Gm)
Perihelion 1.4937 AU (223.45 Gm)
2.2503 AU (336.64 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.33624
3.38 yr (1233.0 d)
51.351°
0° 17m 31.092s / day
Inclination 2.7235°
259.59°
84.534°
Earth MOID 0.488664 AU (73.1031 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.41705 AU (361.586 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.550
Physical characteristics
16 h (0.67 d)
SMASS = L
14.4

1198 Atlantis, provisional designation 1931 RA, is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on September 7, 1931, by Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg Observatory, Germany.[1] With a period of 3.4 years, the eccentric L-type asteroid has its perihelion at 1.49 AU.

It is named after the fictional island of Atlantis.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1198 Atlantis (1931 RA)" (2015-08-14 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1198) Atlantis. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 100. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 

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