529 Preziosa

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529 Preziosa
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 20 March 1904
Designations
1904 NT
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 113.30 yr (41382 d)
Aphelion 3.3078 AU (494.84 Gm)
Perihelion 2.7246 AU (407.59 Gm)
3.0162 AU (451.22 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.096685
5.24 yr (1913.3 d)
298.796°
0° 11m 17.376s / day
Inclination 11.024°
65.210°
333.658°
Earth MOID 1.73665 AU (259.799 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.08313 AU (311.632 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.213
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
16.005±0.75 km
27 h (1.1 d)
0.1632±0.017
10.06

529 Preziosa is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on March 20, 1904 from Heidelberg.

This is a member of the dynamic Eos family of asteroids that were probably formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.[2]

The name is that of the protagonist of one of Miguel de Cervantes' Exemplary Novels. It is possible, since this was a period when Wolf habitually named his comets after operatic heroines, that he specifically had in mind the Preziosa in the eponymous opera by Antonio Smareglia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "529 Preziosa", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Veeder, G. J.; et al. (March 1995), "Eos, Koronis, and Maria family asteroids: Infrared (JHK) photometry", Icarus 114, pp. 186–196, Bibcode:1995Icar..114..186V, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053, CiteSeerX: 10.1.1.31.2739. 
  3. ^ [1]

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