A three-dimensional model of 3103 Eger based on its light curve.
|Discovered by||Miklós Lovas|
|Discovery date||January 20, 1982|
|Apollo, Mars crosser|
|Epoch January 1, 2007 (JD 2454101.5 )|
|Aphelion||284.640 Gm (1.903 AU)|
|Perihelion||135.672 Gm (0.907 AU)|
|210.158 Gm (1.405 AU)|
|608.208 d 1.665 a|
Average orbital speed
3103 Eger is an Apollo and Mars-crosser asteroid that was discovered in 1982, by Miklós Lovas. It was named after the city of Eger, Hungary. With an albedo of 0.64, it is a highly reflective near-Earth asteroid.
3103 Eger is the only asteroid besides 4 Vesta identified as the parent body for specific meteorites. 4 Vesta is the parent body for Howardite, Eucrite, and Diogenite meteorites, while 3103 Eger is the parent body for Aubrite meteorites. In this characteristic 3103 Eger is related spectroscopically to the 434 Hungaria type asteroids, which are a Hirayama-family of orbital types, and E-type asteroids which form a spectroscopical type.
- "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 3103 Eger". Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
- NEODys entry for 3103 Eger
- Mineralogy of Asteroids
- Relation between E-asteroids, 3103 Eger and 434 Hungaria
- Relations between E-type asteroids 2867 Šteins, a target of the Rosetta mission, and 3103 Eger
- 3103 Eger in the Ondrejov NEO program
- Benner, et al. - Radar Detection of Near-Earth Asteroids 2062 Aten, 2101 Adonis, 3103 Eger, 4544 Xanthus, and 1992 QN (1997)
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