3553 Mera

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3553 Mera
Discovery[1]
Discovered byC. Shoemaker
Discovery sitePalomar
Discovery date14 May 1985
Designations
MPC designation(1985) JA
MPO 270210
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc11094 days (30.37 yr)
Aphelion2.171117227430984 AU (324.79451426376 Gm)
Perihelion1.118055422914221 AU (167.25871059255 Gm)
1.644586325173 AU (246.0266124282 Gm)
Eccentricity0.3201600877978360
2.11 yr (770.34 d)
234.1652156249380°
0° 28m 2.37s / day
Inclination36.76985655870720°
232.5373912894110°
288.8928382791950°
Earth MOID0.293808 AU (43.9531 Gm)
Physical characteristics
3.1944 h (0.13310 d)
16.4

3553 Mera, provisional designation 1985 JA, is an Amor asteroid discovered on May 14, 1985, by C. Shoemaker at Palomar. It was named for Maera, a daughter of Praetus.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(3553) Mera = 1985 JA". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  2. ^ "3553 Mera (1985 JA)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 298–299. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.

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