1537 Transylvania

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Transylvania
Discovery
Discovered by Gyula Strommer
Discovery site Budapest
Discovery date 27 August 1940
Designations
MPC designation 1537
Named after
Transylvania
1940 QA
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 112.44 yr (41068 days)
Aphelion 3.9667225 AU (593.41324 Gm)
Perihelion 2.1314205 AU (318.85597 Gm)
3.049071 AU (456.1345 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.3009608
5.32 yr (1944.7 d)
70.062131°
0° 11m 6.431s / day
Inclination 3.857786°
230.12903°
148.00187°
Earth MOID 1.13351 AU (169.571 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.51221 AU (226.223 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.163
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
6.885±0.75 km
12 h (0.50 d)
0.1619±0.041
12.4

1537 Transylvania (1940 QA) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on August 27, 1940, by Gyula Strommer at Budapest.

It was a lost asteroid until Leif Kahl Kristensen at Aarhus University rediscovered it along with 452 Hamiltonia along with numerous other small objects in 1981[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1537 Transylvania (1940 QA)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Kristensen, L. K.; Gibson, J.; Shao, C.-Y.; Bowell, E.; Marsden, B. G. (April 1981), Marsden, B. G., ed., "(1537) Transylvania and (452) Hamiltonia", IAU Circ., 3595, 1 1981, Bibcode:1981IAUC.3595....1K 

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