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|Discovered by||M. F. Wolf|
|Discovery date||3 April 1905|
|MPC designation||(562) Salome|
|Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)|
|Uncertainty parameter 0|
|Observation arc||111.00 yr (40542 d)|
|Aphelion||3.3215 AU (496.89 Gm)|
|Perihelion||2.7152 AU (406.19 Gm)|
|3.0183 AU (451.53 Gm)|
|5.24 yr (1915.3 d)|
|0° 11m 16.656s / day|
|6.351 h (0.2646 d)|
562 Salome is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on 3 April 1905 from Heidelberg. It is named after Salome, the daughter of Herodias who is referenced in the New Testament.
- Yeomans, Donald K., "562 Salome", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 5 May 2016.
- In light of Wolf's propensity at the time to name asteroids after female characters in opera, it is possible that he may have had in mind the rendition of Salome in Richard Strauss's eponymous opera, which premiered in Dresden the year of discovery.
- 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, CiteSeerX , doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053.
- 562 Salome at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site
- 562 Salome at the JPL Small-Body Database
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