2629 Rudra

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101429 Rudra
Discovery
Discovered by C. Kowal
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date 13 September 1980
Designations
MPC designation (2629) Rudra
Named after
Rudra
1980 RB1
Mars crosser[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 62.16 yr (22703 days)
Aphelion 2.1389937 AU (319.98890 Gm)
Perihelion 1.3414559 AU (200.67895 Gm)
1.740225 AU (260.3340 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.2291479
2.30 yr (838.51 d)
203.14806°
0° 25m 45.605s / day
Inclination 23.44308°
343.46746°
280.67043°
Earth MOID 0.483579 AU (72.3424 Gm)
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
4.884±1.222 km[1]
123.1714 h (5.13214 d)[1]
0.066±0.027[1]
SMASS = B[1]
15.0[1]

2629 Rudra, provisional designation 1980 RB1, is a Mars-crossing asteroid and slow rotator, discovered on 13 September 1980, by Charles Kowal at Palomar Observatory.[1] The asteroid has an absolute magnitude of 15.0 and measures approximately 5 kilometers in diameter.[1] It will pass about 0.08 AU (12,000,000 km; 7,400,000 mi) from Mars on 12 June 2023 and on 23 July 2179.[1] It was named after Rudra from Hindu mythology.

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