500 Selinur

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500 Selinur
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date16 January 1903
Designations
MPC designation(500) Selinur
1903 LA
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc112.90 yr (41238 d)
Aphelion2.9936 AU (447.84 Gm)
Perihelion2.2313 AU (333.80 Gm)
2.6124 AU (390.81 Gm)
Eccentricity0.14588
4.22 yr (1542.3 d)
43.1528°
0° 14m 0.312s / day
Inclination9.7716°
289.934°
74.510°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
21.60±0.55 km
8.0111 h (0.33380 d)
0.1804±0.009
9.2

Selinur (minor planet designation: 500 Selinur) is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. Like 501 Urhixidur and 502 Sigune, it is named after a character in Friedrich Theodor Vischer's then-bestseller satirical novel Auch Einer.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "500 Selinur (1903 LA)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2013). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 84. ISBN 978-3-662-02804-9.

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