619 Triberga

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619 Triberga
Discovery[1]
Discovered by August Kopff
Discovery site Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory
Discovery date October 22, 1906
Designations
MPC designation 619
Named after
Triberg im Schwarzwald
1906 WC
Main belt [2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 2.7101 AU
Perihelion 2.3284 AU
2.5193 AU
Eccentricity 0.075756
1460.55 days (4.49 years)
219.235°
Inclination 13.785°
187.555°
178.233°
Physical characteristics
29.37 ± 0.06 hours [4]
29.412 ± 0.003 h [5]
Spectral type
S [6]
9.95 [7]

619 Triberga is a main belt asteroid discovered on October 22, 1906 by August Kopff at Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory.[1] Since it has an orbit that repeats itself almost exactly every four years in respect to the position of the Sun and Earth it has been suggested as a way to calculate the mass of the moon.[8] Triberga was named for the German town of Triberg.[9]

Since it has an absolute magnitude of 9.9, it is roughly 43 km in diameter. It has an opposition apparent magnitude of 13.5.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved December 21, 2008. 
  2. ^ "619 Triberga (1906 WC)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved December 26, 2008. 
  3. ^ "(619) Triberga". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved December 21, 2008. 
  4. ^ Oliver; Shipley, Heath; Ditteon, Richard et al. (2008). "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory: 2008 March". The Minor Planet Bulletin 35 (4): 149–150. Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..149O. 
  5. ^ Pray (2006). "Lightcurve analysis of asteroids 326, 329, 426, 619, 1829, 1967, 2453, 10518 and 42267". The Minor Planet Bulletin 33 (1): 4–5. Bibcode:2006MPBu...33....4P. 
  6. ^ Neese (2005). "Asteroid Taxonomy". EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V5.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 21 January 2009. Retrieved December 26, 2008. [dead link]
  7. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved December 26, 2008. [dead link]
  8. ^ Brouwer, Dirk & Ashbrook, Joseph (1951). "The minor planet 619 Triberga and the mass of the moon". The Astronomical Journal 56 (3): 57–58. Bibcode:1951AJ.....56...57B. doi:10.1086/106513. 
  9. ^ Schmadel, Lutz (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names (fifth ed.). Germany: Springer. p. 62. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 

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