559 Nanon

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"Nanon" redirects here. For alleged micro-organism, see Nanobacterium.
For the films of the same name, see Nanon (disambiguation).
559 Nanon
Discovery
Discovered by M. F. Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 8 March 1905
Designations
1905 QD
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 111.11 yr (40584 d)
Aphelion 2.8938 AU (432.91 Gm)
Perihelion 2.5311 AU (378.65 Gm)
2.7124 AU (405.77 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.066852
4.47 yr (1631.7 d)
289.44°
0° 13m 14.268s / day
Inclination 9.3018°
112.134°
128.450°
Earth MOID 1.52894 AU (228.726 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.15849 AU (322.906 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.340
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
39.91±1.35 km
10.059 h (0.4191 d)
0.0500±0.004
9.6

559 Nanon is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. At the time of its discovery, Max Wolf was habitually naming asteroids after operatic heroines, suggesting is it most likely named after the lead character of Nanon, an 1877 opera by Richard Genée.

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