3198 Wallonia

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Wallonia
Discovery
Discovered by François Dossin
Discovery site Haute-Provence Observatory
Discovery date 30 December 1981
Designations
MPC designation (3198) Wallonia
Named after
Wallonia
1981 YH1
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 12255 days (33.55 yr)
Aphelion 2.7003143 AU (403.96127 Gm)
Perihelion 1.6611406 AU (248.50310 Gm)
2.180727 AU (326.2321 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.2382631
3.22 yr (1176.3 d)
189.4742°
0° 18m 21.804s / day
Inclination 17.95826°
83.59354°
40.53907°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~10 km[2]
7.54 h (0.314 d)[1]
S[1]
13.1[1]

3198 Wallonia (1981 YH1) is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on 30 December 1981 by François Dossin at Haute-Provence Observatory.[1] With an absolute magnitude (H) of 13,[1] the asteroid is about ~10 km in diameter.[2] It is one of the largest Mars-crossing asteroids as few Mars-crossing asteroids have an absolute magnitude brighter than 13.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 3198 Wallonia". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2015-05-10. 

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