742 Edisona

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742 Edisona
Discovery
Discovered by Franz Kaiser
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 23 February 1913
Designations
1913 QU
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 102.98 yr (37612 d)
Aphelion 3.3678 AU (503.82 Gm)
Perihelion 2.6535 AU (396.96 Gm)
3.0107 AU (450.39 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.11862
5.22 yr (1908.1 d)
65.177°
0° 11m 19.212s / day
Inclination 11.219°
64.214°
284.294°
Earth MOID 1.67537 AU (250.632 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.11567 AU (316.500 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.210
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
22.80±1.75 km
18.52 h (0.772 d)
0.1286±0.022
9.55

742 Edisona is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Franz Kaiser on February 23, 1913. It was named for inventor Thomas Edison.[citation needed]

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., "742 Edisona", 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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