660 Crescentia

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660 Crescentia
Discovery
Discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf
Discovery site Taunton, Massachusetts
Discovery date 8 January 1908
Designations
MPC designation (660) Crescentia
1908 CC
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 106.74 yr (38987 d)
Aphelion 2.8075 AU (420.00 Gm)
Perihelion 2.2581 AU (337.81 Gm)
2.5328 AU (378.90 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.10846
4.03 yr (1472.3 d)
185.507°
0° 14m 40.272s / day
Inclination 15.205°
156.981°
106.012°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
21.12±0.5 km
7.9116 h (0.32965 d)
0.2186±0.011
9.14

660 Crescentia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by American astronomer Joel Hastings Metcalf on January 8, 1908.

This is a member of the dynamic Maria family of asteroids that most likely formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "660 Crescentia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ 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 10.1.1.31.2739Freely accessible, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053. 

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