696 Leonora

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696 Leonora
Discovery
Discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf
Discovery site Taunton, Massachusetts
Discovery date 10 January 1910
Designations
MPC designation (696) Leonora
1910 JJ
main-belt · (outer)
Meliboea[1]
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 95.46 yr (34866 d)
Aphelion 3.9660 AU (593.31 Gm)
Perihelion 2.3753 AU (355.34 Gm)
3.1707 AU (474.33 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.25085
5.65 yr (2062.2 d)
307.652°
0° 10m 28.452s / day
Inclination 13.036°
299.519°
104.093°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
37.88±1 km
26.8964 h (1.12068 d)
0.0773±0.004
9.4

696 Leonora is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered 10 January 1910 by American astronomer Joel Hastings Metcalf, at Taunton, Massachusetts. It was named by Arthur Snow of the United States Naval Observatory, who computed the orbit for the planet, after his wife, Mary Leonora Snow.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Small Bodies Data Ferret". Nesvorny HCM Asteroid Families V3.0. Archived from the original on 16 August 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "696 Leonora (1910 JJ)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (1997). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. p. 106. ISBN 9783662066157. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 

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