620 Drakonia

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620 Drakonia
Discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf
Discovery site Taunton, Massachusetts
Discovery date October 26, 1906
1906 WE
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.763 AU
Perihelion 2.108 AU
2.436 AU
Eccentricity 0.134
3.802 a
Inclination 7.735°
Physical characteristics
5.49[1] h

620 Drakonia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered October 26, 1906 in Taunton, Massachusetts by American astronomer Joel Hastings Metcalf and given the preliminary designation 1906 WE. It may have been named for Drake University.[2]

Photometric observations at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2001 were used to build a light curve for this object. The asteroid displayed a rotation period of 5.49 ± 0.01 hours and a brightness variation of 0.56 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[1]


  1. ^ a b Warner, Brian D. (January 2011), "Upon Further Review: IV. An Examination of Previous Lightcurve Analysis from the Palmer Divide Observatory", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 38 (1), pp. 52–54, Bibcode:2011MPBu...38...52W. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (6th ed.), Springer, p. 61, ISBN 3642297188. 

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