3225 Hoag

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Hoag
Discovery
Discovered by Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker[1]
Discovery date 20 August 1982[1]
Designations
MPC designation (3225) Hoag
Named after
Arthur Hoag
1982 QQ; 1977 RN7; 1977 SY2
main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 13895 days (38.04 yr)
Aphelion 1.97960 AU (296.144 Gm)
Perihelion 1.77996 AU (266.278 Gm)
1.87978 AU (281.211 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.0531023
2.58 yr (941.37 d)
350.880°
0° 22m 56.723s / day
Inclination 25.0625°
188.86132°
138.22063°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 12.8×12.8×12.8 km
Equatorial radius
6.4 km[2]
2.3717 h (0.09882 d)
13.2[1]

3225 Hoag is an inner main belt asteroid[1] of 1.780 AU. It is a member of the Hungaria family.[2] It has an eccentricity of 0.0530553 and an orbital period of ~941 days (2.58 years). Hoag has an average orbital speed of 21.72394894 km/s and an inclination of 25.0581°. The asteroid was discovered at the Palomar Observatory on August 20, 1982, by Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker. It is named after the American astronomer Arthur Allen Hoag. Its Provisional designation was 1982 QQ.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Yeomans, Donald K. (2007-12-07). "3225 Hoag". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. Retrieved 14 April 2016. —The listed values were rounded at the magnitude of uncertainty (1-sigma).
  2. ^ a b Spratt, Christopher E. (April 1990). "The Hungaria group of minor planets". Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. 84 (2): 123–131. Bibcode:1990JRASC..84..123S. ISSN 0035-872X. 

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