798 Ruth

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798 Ruth
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg Observatory
Discovery date 21 November 1914
Designations
MPC designation (798) Ruth
1914 VT
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 135.93 yr (49647 d)
Aphelion 3.1230 AU (467.19 Gm)
Perihelion 2.9062 AU (434.76 Gm)
3.0146 AU (450.98 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.035951
5.23 yr (1911.8 d)
327.100°
0° 11m 17.88s / day
Inclination 9.2386°
214.268°
41.817°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
21.595±1.45 km
8.550 h (0.3563 d)
0.1587±0.024
9.5

798 Ruth is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on November 21, 1914.

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., "798 Ruth", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 4 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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