545 Messalina

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545 Messalina
Discovery
Discovered by Paul Götz
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 3 October 1904
Designations
1904 OY
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 111.54 yr (40741 d)
Aphelion 3.7428 AU (559.91 Gm)
Perihelion 2.6600 AU (397.93 Gm)
3.2014 AU (478.92 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.16912
5.73 yr (2092.2 d)
305.368°
0° 10m 19.416s / day
Inclination 11.204°
333.638°
330.686°
Earth MOID 1.65144 AU (247.052 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.58387 AU (236.944 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.142
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
55.645±2.15 km
7.2 h (0.30 d)
0.0415±0.003
8.84

545 Messalina is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered on October 3, 1904 by Paul Götz (provisional name 1904 OY], at Heidelberg. It is named after Valeria Messalina, the third wife of Roman Emperor Claudius.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "545 Messalina (1904 OY)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, p. 89 (3rd ed. 1997)
  3. ^ Naming of Asteroids, Popular Astronomy (August–September 1906), p. 432
  4. ^ Science Gossip, The Athenaeum, June 9, 1906, No. 4102, p. 705

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