251 Sophia

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251 Sophia
Discovery
Discovered byJohann Palisa
Discovery date4 October 1885
Designations
MPC designation(251) Sophia
A907 UA, 1950 RH1,
1953 FN1
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc130.20 yr (47556 d)
Aphelion3.40444 AU (509.297 Gm)
Perihelion2.79047 AU (417.448 Gm)
3.09745 AU (463.372 Gm)
Eccentricity0.099110
5.45 yr (1991.2 d)
16.94 km/s
299.994°
0° 10m 50.876s / day
Inclination10.5103°
156.156°
285.776°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions28.42±4.5 km
20.216 h (0.8423 d)
0.2188±0.091
9.9

Sophia (minor planet designation: 251 Sophia) is a main belt asteroid.

It was discovered by Johann Palisa on 4 October 1885 in Vienna and was named after Sophia, wife of astronomer Hugo von Seeliger.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "251 Sophia". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 12 May 2016.

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