781 Kartvelia

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781 Kartvelia
Discovery
Discovered byG. N. Neujmin
Discovery siteSimeis
Discovery date25 January 1914
Designations
MPC designation(781) Kartvelia
1914 UF
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc89.79 yr (32797 d)
Aphelion3.5930 AU (537.51 Gm)
Perihelion2.8462 AU (425.79 Gm)
3.2196 AU (481.65 Gm)
Eccentricity0.11598
5.78 yr (2110.1 d)
62.363°
0° 10m 14.196s / day
Inclination19.149°
138.109°
156.132°
Earth MOID1.83971 AU (275.217 Gm)
Jupiter MOID1.73687 AU (259.832 Gm)
TJupiter3.092
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
33.01±2.8 km
19.04 h (0.793 d)
0.0704±0.014
9.5

781 Kartvelia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by Russian astronomer Grigory Neujmin on January 25, 1914. It was named after the nation of Georgia.

This object is the namesake of a family of 49–232 asteroids that share similar spectral properties and orbital elements; hence they may have arisen from the same collisional event. All members have a relatively high orbital inclination.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "781 Kartvelia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ Novaković, Bojan; et al. (November 2011), "Families among high-inclination asteroids", Icarus, 216 (1), pp. 69–81, arXiv:1108.3740, Bibcode:2011Icar..216...69N, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.08.016.

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