3782 Celle

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3782 Celle
Discovery [1]
Discovered by P. Jensen
Discovery site Brorfelde Obs.
Discovery date 3 October 1986
Designations
MPC designation 3782 Celle
Named after
Celle
1986 TE; 1970 HD
1972 YP; 1973 AV
1978 NH2; 1982 OB
1985 GR1
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 16543 days (45.29 yr)
Aphelion 2.6406 AU (395.03 Gm)
Perihelion 2.1900 AU (327.62 Gm)
2.4153 AU (361.32 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.093278
3.75 yr (1371.1 d)
37.711°
0° 15m 45.216s / day
Inclination 5.2485°
271.37°
334.15°
Earth MOID 1.17661 AU (176.018 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.38243 AU (356.406 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.505
Physical characteristics
3.84 h (0.160 d)
V (SMASSII)
12.6

3782 Celle is a main belt binary asteroid.[2] It was discovered by Poul Jensen from Brorfelde Observatory, Denmark and named after the German town of Celle.

Celle measures 6 km in diameter, and is a V-type asteroid, which means that it may be a fragment of the asteroid 4 Vesta.

On 3 May 2003, astronomers at the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope announced the discovery of a small moon orbiting Celle. The moon is believed to measure 2.34 ± 0.11 km in diameter, and to orbit Celle at a distance of 18 ± 1 km.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 3782 Celle (1986 TE)" (2015-08-13 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Johnston, Robert. "(3782) Celle". johnstonsarchive.net. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 

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