1322 Coppernicus

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1322 Coppernicus
Discovery
Discovered by K. Reinmuth
Discovery date 15 June 1934
Designations
MPC designation (1322) Coppernicus
Named after
Nicolaus Copernicus
1934 LA
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 29849 days (81.72 yr)
Aphelion 2.9910 AU (447.45 Gm)
Perihelion 1.8534 AU (277.26 Gm)
2.4222 AU (362.36 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.23482
3.77 yr (1376.9 d)
18.07 km/s
213.366°
0° 15m 41.256s /day
Inclination 23.357°
253.240°
29.360°
Earth MOID 0.858839 AU (128.4805 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.16879 AU (324.446 Gm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 12.2 km
Mass 7.7×1014? kg
Mean density
1.1 g/cm3
Equatorial surface gravity
0.0017? m/s2
Equatorial escape velocity
0.0043? km/s
3.967 h (0.1653 d)
0.160
Temperature ~171 K
S
12.3

(1322) Coppernicus is an asteroid orbiting the Sun. It was discovered on 15 June 1934 by the German astronomer Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth in Heidelberg.

The name refers to astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, with the spelling according to the one preferred by the biographer Leopold Prowe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1322 Coppernicus (1934 LA)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 

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