514 Armida

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514 Armida
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 24 August 1903
Designations
1903 MB
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 112.50 yr (41092 d)
Aphelion 3.1722 AU (474.55 Gm)
Perihelion 2.9197 AU (436.78 Gm)
3.0460 AU (455.68 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.041442
5.32 yr (1941.7 d)
52.051°
0° 11m 7.44s / day
Inclination 3.8766°
268.633°
107.727°
Earth MOID 1.92252 AU (287.605 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.06329 AU (308.664 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.234
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
53.085±1.9 km
21.851 h (0.9105 d)
0.0379±0.003
9.04

514 Armida is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. According to the Catalogue of Minor Planet Names and Discovery Circumstances, it is "named for the beautiful legendary sorceress in Torquato Tasso’s (1544-1595) Jerusalem Delivered. She is the leading character in the opera Armida (composed 1777) by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)."[2] (Numerous other composers have written "Armida" operas; see Armida.)

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