540 Rosamunde

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540 Rosamunde
540Rosamunde (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 540 Rosamunde based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 3 August 1904
Designations
1904 ON
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 111.67 yr (40788 d)
Aphelion 2.4178 AU (361.70 Gm)
Perihelion 2.0195 AU (302.11 Gm)
2.2187 AU (331.91 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.089767
3.30 yr (1207.1 d)
85.2863°
0° 17m 53.664s / day
Inclination 5.5831°
202.174°
337.564°
Earth MOID 1.02252 AU (152.967 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.54758 AU (381.113 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.640
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
9.51±1.35 km
9.351 h (0.3896 d)
0.2426±0.088
10.76

540 Rosamunde is an S-type asteroid[2] belonging to the Flora family in the Main Belt. Its diameter is about 19 km and it has an albedo of 0.243 [3]. Its rotation period is 9.336 hours[4].

Rosamunde is named for a character in a play of the same title for which Franz Schubert wrote incidental music.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "540 Rosamunde (1904 ON)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel (2013) Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Science & Business Media. Viewable on line at Google Books: [1].

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