359 Georgia

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359 Georgia
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date 10 March 1893
Designations
Named after
King George II
1893 M
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 114.10 yr (41676 d)
Aphelion 3.1562 AU (472.16 Gm)
Perihelion 2.2999 AU (344.06 Gm)
2.7280 AU (408.10 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.15693
4.51 yr (1645.8 d)
323.972°
0° 13m 7.464s / day
Inclination 6.7716°
6.0731°
338.526°
Earth MOID 1.2935 AU (193.50 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.24997 AU (336.591 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.328
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 43.89±4.2 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
Equatorial surface gravity
unknown
Equatorial escape velocity
unknown
5.537 h (0.2307 d)
0.2621±0.059
Temperature unknown
X
8.86

359 Georgia is a typical Main belt asteroid. It is classified as an X-type asteroid.

It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on March 10, 1893 in Nice. It was named by the daughter of Felix Klein at a meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft in 1902 held at the Georg August University of Göttingen, where Klein was a professor. It was named after the University's founder King George II of Great Britain, Elector of Hanover.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "359 Georgia (1893 M)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel (2003) Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Volume 1, International Astronomical Union, Springer, ISBN 3-540-00238-3, p. 45

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