661 Cloelia

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661 Cloelia
Discovery
Discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf
Discovery site Taunton, Massachusetts
Discovery date 22 February 1908
Designations
1908 CL
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 97.95 yr (35777 d)
Aphelion 3.1190 AU (466.60 Gm)
Perihelion 2.9143 AU (435.97 Gm)
3.0166 AU (451.28 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.033930
5.24 yr (1913.7 d)
248.593°
0° 11m 17.232s / day
Inclination 9.2315°
335.823°
181.133°
Earth MOID 1.92244 AU (287.593 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.8759 AU (280.63 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.227
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
24.025±0.75 km
5.536 h (0.2307 d)
0.1076±0.007
9.6

661 Cloelia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by American astronomer Joel Hastings Metcalf on February 22, 1908.

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "661 Cloelia", 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, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053, CiteSeerX: 10.1.1.31.2739. 

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