603 Timandra

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603 Timandra
Discovery
Discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf
Discovery site Taunton, Massachusetts
Discovery date 16 February 1906
Designations
1906 TJ
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 110.08 yr (40205 d)
Aphelion 2.9809 AU (445.94 Gm)
Perihelion 2.0947 AU (313.36 Gm)
2.5378 AU (379.65 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.17460
4.04 yr (1476.7 d)
87.1291°
0° 14m 37.644s / day
Inclination 8.0265°
343.455°
159.764°
Earth MOID 1.10763 AU (165.699 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.03968 AU (305.132 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.412
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
6.865±0.45 km
41.79 h (1.741 d)[1][2]
0.1354±0.019
11.8

603 Timandra is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by American astronomer Joel Hastings Metcalf on February 16, 1906 in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico during 2010 gave a light curve with a long rotation period of 41.79 ± 0.02 hours and a brightness variation of 0.10 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "603 Timandra", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (April 2011), "Rotation Period Determinations for 25 Phocaea, 140 Siwa, 149 Medusa 186 Celuta, 475 Ocllo, 574 Reginhild, and 603 Timandra", The Minor Planet Bulletin 38 (2), pp. 76–78, Bibcode:2011MPBu...38...76P. 

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