579 Sidonia

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579 Sidonia
Discovered by A. Kopff
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date November 3, 1905
1905 SD
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.259 AU
Perihelion 2.763 AU
3.011 AU
Eccentricity 0.082
5.224 a
Inclination 11.021°
Physical characteristics

579 Sidonia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by the German astronomer August Kopff on November 3, 1905.

This is a member of the dynamic Eos family of asteroids that most likely formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.[3]


  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "579 Sidonia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ Warner, Brian D. (December 2007), "Initial Results of a Dedicated H-G Project", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 34: 113–119, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34..113W. 
  3. ^ Veeder, G. J. et al. (March 1995), "Eos, Koronis, and Maria family asteroids: Infrared (JHK) photometry", Icarus 114: 186–196, Bibcode:1995Icar..114..186V, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053, CiteSeerX: 

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