1250 Galanthus

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Galanthus
Discovery
Discovered by Reinmuth, K.
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 25 January 1933
Designations
MPC designation (1250) Galanthus
Named after
Galanthus
1933 BD
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 83.20 yr (30389 days)
Aphelion 3.2465373 AU (485.67507 Gm)
Perihelion 1.8550532 AU (277.51201 Gm)
2.550795 AU (381.5935 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.2727550
4.07 yr (1488.0 d)
152.87226°
0° 14m 30.95s / day
Inclination 15.17219°
292.03032°
217.14112°
Earth MOID 0.887967 AU (132.8380 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.90497 AU (284.979 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.340
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
10.50±1.45 km
3.92 h (0.163 d)
0.0500±0.017
12.26

1250 Galanthus (1933 BD) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on January 25, 1933, by Reinmuth, K. at Heidelberg.[1] It was later named after the flower, snowdrop.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. p. 102. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  • Binzel, R.P.; Mulholland, J.D. (1983) Icarus 56, 519-533.

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