1275 Cimbria

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1275 Cimbria
Discovery [1]
Discovered by K. Reinmuth
Discovery site Heidelberg Obs.
Discovery date 30 November 1932
Designations
MPC designation (1275) Cimbria
Named after
Cimbri[2]
1932 WG · 1949 QL2
A914 TG
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 83.23 yr (30401 days)
Aphelion 3.1310 AU (468.39 Gm)
Perihelion 2.2277 AU (333.26 Gm)
2.6794 AU (400.83 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.16856
4.39 yr (1602.0 d)
54.211°
0° 13m 28.992s / day
Inclination 12.877°
188.56°
196.83°
Earth MOID 1.23237 AU (184.360 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.32739 AU (348.173 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.321
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 28.7 km
Mean radius
14.325±2.2 km
5.65 h (0.235 d)
0.1109±0.044
B–V = 0.698
U–B = 0.304
Tholen = X
10.72

1275 Cimbria, provisional designation 1932 WG, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on November 30, 1932, by astronomer Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg Observatory, Germany. The X-type asteroid measures about 29 kilometers in diameter.[1]

Named for the Cimbri people encountered by the Romans in Noricum. At first victorious, they were destroyed by Marius in 101 B.C. (see Cimbrian War).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1275 Cimbria (1932 WG)" (2015-09-15 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1275) Cimbria. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 105. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 

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