1217 Maximiliana

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Maximiliana
Discovery
Discovered by E. Delporte
Discovery site Uccle
Discovery date 13 March 1932
Designations
MPC designation (1217) Maximiliana
Named after
Max Wolf
1932 EC
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 90.14 yr (32922 days)
Aphelion 2.7154723 AU (406.22887 Gm)
Perihelion 1.9906289 AU (297.79384 Gm)
2.353051 AU (352.0114 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1540221
3.61 yr (1318.4 d)
87.193831°
0° 16m 23.014s / day
Inclination 5.153599°
148.43662°
91.41644°
Earth MOID 0.986296 AU (147.5478 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.30151 AU (344.301 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.535
Physical characteristics
3.1987 h (0.13328 d)
14.39 to 18.13[2]
12.6

1217 Maximiliana (1932 EC) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 13, 1932, by E. Delporte at Uccle. It was later named in honour after Max Wolf, the founder and director of the Observatory at Heidelberg.[3]

In 1932 there were 188 minor planets discovered.[4]

Asteroid 1217 Maximiliana (apparent magnitude 15.9) near spiral galaxy NGC 521 (magnitude 13).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1217 Maximiliana (1932 EC)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Magnitudes generated with JPL Horizons for the years 1950 through 2100
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. p. 100. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 
  4. ^ Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 93, p.269

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